President Muhammadu Buhari has finally spoken to Nigerians in a video message on Monday, 12th October.
The President bowed to pressure after several Nigerians began an online and offline protest over the brutality of the Nigerian police, especially officers of the now dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) against young Nigerians.
President Buhari in a video shared on Twitter promised that the disbandment of “SARS is only the first step in a commitment to extensive police reforms.” He also assured Nigerians that justice will be done in the death of the young Nigerian, Jimoh Isiaq, who was killed by the police in Ogbomoso, Oyo state on Saturday.
Watch the video below.
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