“The arbitrary harassment of young Nigerians by Police (who should be protecting them) has no place in a democratic society.
The #EndSARS protest shows Nigerian youth are upset and the matter needs urgent attention.
Everyday, we encourage our young people to become entrepreneurs. Buying a laptop to earn a living shouldn’t attract harassment.
I commend our young people for protesting these injustices peacefully online, and encourage the IG of @PoliceNG to take these complaints seriously.
I also urge the National Assembly to look into these complaints, and address the human rights issues. Reforms are urgently needed.”
I COMMEND OUR YOUNG PEOPLE FOR PROTESTING THESE INJUSTICES PEACEFULLY ONLINE, AND ENCOURAGE THE IG OF @POLICENG TO TAKE THESE COMPLAINTS SERIOUSLY.
I ALSO URGE THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO LOOK INTO THESE COMPLAINTS, AND ADDRESS THE HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES. REFORMS ARE URGENTLY NEEDED.
— ATIKU ABUBAKAR (@ATIKU) 11:42 AM – DEC 3, 2017
THE ARBITRARY HARASSMENT OF YOUNG NIGERIANS BY POLICE (WHO SHOULD BE PROTECTING THEM) HAS NO PLACE IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY.
THE #ENDSARS PROTEST SHOWS NIGERIAN YOUTH ARE UPSET AND THE MATTER NEEDS URGENT ATTENTION.
— ATIKU ABUBAKAR (@ATIKU) 11:40 AM – DEC 3, 2017