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Sunday, December 3, 2017

#EndSARS: President Buhari Refuses To Speak Out As Atiku Abubakar Blows Hot, Shocks The Entire Nation


#EndSARS:  President Buhari Refuses To Speak Out As  Atiku Abubakar Blows Hot, Shocks The Entire Nation

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar,  has joined Nigerians to condemn alleged atrocities by the police Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.

Recall that a cross-section of Nigerians had raised alarm over the alleged atrocities being purportedly carried out by SARS across the nation.
For days now, President Muhammadu Buhari had maintained a dignified silence by refusing to speak on the issues.
Reacting, Atiku said: “The arbitrary harassment of young Nigerians by Police (who should be protecting them) has no place in a democratic society.”
The former vice president noted that the plights of citizens who have been victims of alleged SARS brutality, especially the youth who are more vulnerable to harassment because SARS personnel often see them as Internet fraudsters whenever they carry laptops in their bags on the road.
“The #EndSARS protest shows Nigerian youth are upset and the matter needs urgent attention,” he said.
“Everyday, we encourage our young people to become entrepreneurs. Buying a laptop to earn a living shouldn’t attract harassment.”
Atiku’s reaction came a day after Nigerians started trending the #EndSARS hashtag to draw attention to alleged criminalities of SARS officers.
“I commend our young people for protesting these injustices peacefully online and encourage the IG of @PoliceNG to take these complaints seriously.
“I also urge the National Assembly to look into these complaints and address the human rights issues. Reforms are urgently needed,” Atiku said.

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