President Muhammadu buhari has bowed to pressure and finally address the Endsars protesters on a live broadcast.
The president has previously directed the Inspector-General of Police to with immediate effect disband the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad across the country following a protest against the highhandedness of the police unit.
Yesterday, the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu, announced the immediate dissolving of the police but protesting Nigerians said they wanted to have the president address the country because this is not the first time the IG is announcing disbandment of the SARS unit. President Muhammadu buhari has finally bowed to pressure.
President Muhammadu buhari in his address as said the disbandment of SARS was just a step towards police reforms, and the reform in the entire Nigerian Forces. The president also said that reports of police brutality and assault on innocent citizens would be thoroughly investigated and addressed. He also sympathizes with the families of the protesters who have been killed and promise to ensure that a thorough investigation is carried out.
The disbanding of SARS is only the first step in our commitment to extensive police reforms in order to ensure that the primary duty of the police and other law enforcement agencies remains the protection of lives and livelihood of our people. pic.twitter.com/XjQMSr3jlm
Since Friday last week young Nigerians have taken to the street across the country to protest against police brutality, killings, unwarranted arrest, extortion, and assault. The protest started after a video of an alleged killing of a young man in Asaba the Delta State Capital surface online.