President Buhari in an address to Nigerians as regards the ongoing #Endsars protest said the disbandment of the police unit was the first step to extensive police reforms.
In a two-minute video posted on his Twitter handle, Buhari said operatives of the disbanded SARS found guilty of any form of offense would be brought to justice.
“Let me use this opportunity to say a word on the recent genuine concerns and agitations by Nigerians about the excessive use of force and in some cases extrajudicial killings and wrongful conduct by men of the Nigerian Police Force.
The disbanding of SARS is only the first step in our commitment to extensive police reforms in order to ensure that the primary duty of the police and other law enforcement agencies remains the protection of the lives and livelihood of our people.
We will also ensure that all those responsible for the misconduct or wrongful act are brought to justice” he said
President Buhari also condoled with the family of a young man Jimoh Isiaq who was shot dead by the police during the #EndSARS protest in Ogbomosho, Oyo state on Saturday, October 10.
We also deeply regret the loss of life of the young man in Oyo state during the recent demonstrations. I have directed that the circumstances of his death should be thoroughly investigated President Buhari said.
President Buhari also commended the unrelenting efforts of some police officers who carry out their duties in a civil manner
Watch the video:
The disbanding of SARS is only the first step in our commitment to extensive police reforms in order to ensure that the primary duty of the police and other law enforcement agencies remains the protection of lives and livelihood of our people. pic.twitter.com/XjQMSr3jlm
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) October 12, 2020