Sunday, November 1, 2020

"It's Wrong To Brutalize Peaceful Protesters" - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said it is wrong to use security agencies to brutalize peaceful protesters. 

The President represented by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Bello, made this statement at the maiden National Youth Day programme with the theme, ‘Invest in the youth, secure our future’ which held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He also urged the #EndSars protesters to leave the streets and instead embark upon negotiations with the government. 

"No one who is obeying the law, whether they are in line waiting for a taxi or in a peaceful protest line, should be harassed or brutalised by law enforcement agencies.

"It is because of my abiding belief in the people’s constitutional rights that we moved with dispatch to abolish SARS and to consider other reforms that will enhance the quality of law enforcement and improve the relationship between the police and public which is a pre-requisite in a just society.

“To allow protests is not a sign of weakness.  It is a sign of strength and belief in democracy, and faith in the innate goodness of our people", he added.

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