Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to go after ENDSARS protesters, arrest and jail them to serve as a lesson to other citizens.
Naija News reports that Buhari started this during an exclusive interview with The Nigerian Television Authority, NTA on Friday.
Reiterating his comment tagged ‘genocidal’ on the suspended microblogging platform, Twitter, Buhari said how can the citizens go to a police station, kill the police people who are there, loot the armoury and burn the place?
“What do you want to achieve?”
“Go and open prison and allow criminals who have been tried by the legal system and let them escape and how can government sit aside and allow this confusion to be perpetrated?
“All they need is confusion and no government can allow confusion.
Speaking about the burning of buses purchased by the previous governorent of Lagos state, the president said: “Look at the EndSARS incident. The previous governor of Lagos State bought 200 buses to complement the transportation in Lagos and he built a complex involving railways but they went and burnt them.
“The present governor made an album and came to see me I said ‘thank you very much.’ I took the album, put it in my archive, and told him to tell Lagosians to work because we don’t have the money after the government bought 200 buses for some people to come and burn it. So, let them work.”
The President was further asked if he was going to react in a “fire for fire” way and he said, “We will arrest them, try them, give them very bad publicity and then jail them so that people will know that if they misbehave, they will not get away with it.”