IGP says #EndSARS protesters wanted President Buhari removed from office

IGP says #EndSARS protesters wanted President Buhari removed from office

- Nigeria's police chief, Mohammed Adamu, says the recent #EndSARS protest was about regime change

- IGP Adamu made the comment in Port Harcourt when a presidential delegation met with south-south leaders

- The IGP also reiterated an earlier statement that fake news fuelled the protests

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The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has stated that the recent #EndSARS protest in Nigeria was aimed at removing President Muhammadu Buhari from office.

IGP Adamu made the claim on Tuesday, November 24 in Port Harcourt, during a meeting between the leaders of the south-south region and a delegation from Nigeria’s presidency.

The police chief also said fake news gave impetus to the protests which lasted for days.

Meanwhile, President Buhari’s chief of staff, Ibrahim Gambari, said the meeting with the south-south leaders was called at the instance of the president for the purpose of discussing the #EndSARS protest.

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IGP says #EndSARS protesters wanted President Buhari removed from office
The IGP did not provide any evidence to back his claims that #EndSARS protesters wanted Buhari removed from office. Photo credit: @PoliceNG
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Some Nigerians on social media have been reacting to the IGP's claims.

Nino Brown wrote on Twitter:

“Sure that's overdue, if the 9th assembly can get it done then let the world hear us. He has proven his incompetency with new records.”

Shekwo Aye wrote:

“Somebody is not performing, just occupying space for the sake of occupying space and people want him to give way so we can move forward, what's wrong with that?”

Eyo Paul wrote:

“Their request was purposeful. How can we tolerate a police force set again those that pay their salaries? Do you realize that a number of prominent people have had to deal with police brutality.”

Okoli Evans wrote:

“The demands of the #EndSARS movement was clear from Day 1. If Buhari thinks he can't handle his position, maybe he should resign, but the #EndSARS protest has a clear demand.”

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Onuna Ekwuruigbo wrote:

“Is it wrong to remove Buhari? When a president is not working the best thing is to change him, let Osibanjo take over, and move the nation forward.”

Abayomi Daramola wrote:

“Yes, we want him out..... Not competent to rule us...Tinubu just came to package him for us.”

Abdulraheem St John wrote:

“The patriotic EndSARS protesters wanted, & still want, an end to SARS, police brutality, impunity, depraved governance, etc.”

In a related development, the federal government, on Friday, November 20 said that its Presidential Amnesty Programme has been restructured to positively impact the socio-economic lives of the people of the Niger Delta region.

The interim administrator of the programme, Colonel Milland Dixon-Dikio (rtd.) disclosed this while briefing journalists shortly after a closed-door meeting with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa at Government House, Asaba.

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