President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the ongoing #ENDSARS protests, spreading across the country.
The President, who responded on his verified Twitter handle, @MBuhari, on Friday, said he had met with the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, and was properly briefed by him on the initiatives to reform the unit.
The president tweeted: “I met again with the IGP tonight. Our determination to reform the police should never be in doubt. I am being briefed regularly on the reform efforts ongoing to end police brutality and unethical conduct, and ensure that the Police are fully accountable to the people.”
In the same vein, the President noted that “the IG already has my firm instructions to conclusively address the concerns of Nigerians regarding these excesses, & ensure erring personnel are brought to justice.”
He, however, appealed to Nigerians for “patience & calm, even as Nigerians freely exercise their right to peacefully make their views known.”
Tweeting further, the President noted that the vast majority of men and women of the Nigeria Police Force are patriotic and committed to protecting the lives and livelihoods of Nigerians, and they would continue to be supported to do their job.
#ENDSARS is a social campaign against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a unit of the Nigerian Police Force.
The protesters, who took the streets recently, are calling for the government’s intervention to end the alleged police oppression and brutality in Nigeria.