In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 12th, October, 2020

#EndSARS: President Buhari Ordered Police To Harass Protesters

#EndSARS: President Buhari Ordered Police To Harass Protesters



Aisha Yesufu

Aisha Yesufu, one of many voices spearheading the #EndSARS protest has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered Police operatives to assault protesters expressing their displeasure over the harrassment, extortions and extrajudicial killings by the operatives of the now-disbanded Particular Anti-Theft Squad of the police.

Yesufu, who spoke in a Fb Stay Chat with The PUNCH on Monday afternoon, stated had the President not given the instruction, he would have sanctioned the Inspector-Normal of Police, Mohammed Adamu, for the a number of assaults on #EndSARS protesters by his males.

There have been avenue protests which led to the disbandment of SARS turned violent in some elements of the nation, with a protester recognized as Jimoh Isiaka, shot useless in Ogbomoso, Oyo State on Saturday.

Buhari in a video on Monday subsequently stated he had ordered a probe into the killing of the younger man whereas noting that officers of the disbanded crew discovered to be liable for wrongful acts could be dropped at justice.

Yesufu in the course of the chat hailed Nigerian youths for “breaking the yoke of oppression” by trooping out to protest all around the nation.

She stated, “There’s an order from Muhammadu Buhari that they need to shoot and clamp on protesters. He’s the Commander-in-Chief and he’s the one who offers the ultimate orders.

“The President has been on the streets a number of instances protesting. He’s the one who was teargassed in Kano when he went to protest that he misplaced the election along with his operating mate, Chief Chuba Okadigbo, who later died from the gasoline inhalation.

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“He went to courtroom. Femi Falana was his professional bono lawyer and it was stated that the police haven’t any proper disturbing anyone, all they should do is to guard individuals and it’s so unhappy that it’s the identical President at present who’s clamping down on protesters.”

“The explanation I really feel so satisfied is the truth that Muhammadu Buhari is the Commander-in-Chief and all of the buck stops at his desk. Anyone appearing opposite to his directions will certainly get a question and also you see they aren’t getting any question. Meaning they’re doing precisely what he desires them to do.

“If for instance, it was not his order for them to clamp on protesters, by now the IG of Police needs to be going through a question, he’s both suspended or sacked. That’s what a frontrunner does when a subordinate does one thing opposite to what he desires,” she insisted.

The activist additionally stated the #EndSARS motion is a chance for nationwide reformation.

“That is the time of reformation, that is the time of overhauling and that’s precisely what is going on now. The youths have all the time been ready for crumbs and these individuals would by no means give them the facility,” she added.


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