President Muhammadu Buhari has admitted that the public outcry/ demonstrations against police brutality shows the frustration of the country’s youth.
Many Nigerians had in October, taken to the streets of Lagos and some other states, to call for police reformation.
Buhari who was represented by his chief of staff, Ibrahim Gambari, who spoke at an event hosted by south-west governors in Lagos yesterday, pledged to address the root causes of the demonstration.
The president said the political class must go beyond lip service and equip the young people with skills that would make them competitive.
“Before our very eyes, what started as a peaceful demonstration turned to different thing that became a threat to all of us, who are regarded as elite,” he said.
“What we witnessed in the violence showed that something needs to be done to address the underlying issues and come out with solutions. We must be able to sustain the peace in our region at all cost.
“The vice-president and governors are designing an engagement framework through the National Economic Council that will be rolled out across States of the Federation.
“Chief among them is police reform across all its dimensions. Community policing as an additional layer that can resolve some of our security issues.”
Source: Naija News