President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday stated that his government respects the right of Nigerians.
Buhari who was represented by the state Minister of Works and Housing, Engr. Abubakar D Aliyu, said his administration has put in place strategies to address the demands of the End SARS Protesters.
He further stated that his administration will do everything in its power to ensure that all sides are satisfied with the decision taken to achieve peace in the country.
Aliyu stated this at the stakeholders’ meeting on peace in Damaturu, Yobe State.
He said, “In the spirit of democratic governance and appreciation of the fundamental human rights of all citizens as enshrined in the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria and other laws, we knowledged the genuine concern of the members of the public regarding the excesses and use of force by some members of the SARS.”
Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni in his statement claimed that the peaceful protest against police brutality which was hijacked let to violence and destruction of properties.
He condemned violent killings and destruction of properties by hoodlums.
Gov. Buni commended Buhari for promptly disbanding SARS which was the reason for the protest.
“Here in Yobe state, we have suffered so much and for too long from the protracted insurgency that bedevilled our state and the Northeast in general. We cannot contemplate having additional crisis and hardships from the violent protest as we are now battling to resettle, rehabilitate and reclaim means of livelihood for our people.” Buni said.
The Yobe State Governor also appreciated the traditional and religious leaders, elders’ statement, parents and guardians for always preaching peace and peaceful coexistence in their communities.
He further stated that his government will continue to build tolerance, dialogue and strategic engagements to resolve all differences to promote peace and unity in the state, believing that progress and development can only be achieved in a secure and peaceful environment.
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