President Buhari’s daughter, as well as the daughter of his vice president today, had taken to their social media handle to join the #EndPoliceBrutality protest which seeks to stop police harassment, brutality and extrajudicial killings.
Zahra Buhari-Indimi, who is the daughter of the President, posted a photo of clenched fists on her Instagram status with the words, #EndPoliceBrutality.
The Vice-President’s daughter, Kiki Osinbajo, also posted the same photo on Instagram with the caption, “Police Brutality Must End Now… #EndPoliceBrutality #EndSARS.”
However, many Nigerian youths asked them to convey the message to their fathers directly as this would be more effective than a mere social media post.
Thousands of youths have since Thursday been publicly protesting the excesses of the men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.
The police outfit, which is originally mandated to tackle armed robbery, has in recent years been engaging in the arbitrary arrest of youths under the guise of tackling cybercrime.
Meanwhile the Lagos state police has said adequate security is being provided for those protesting EndSarsBrutally campaign.
A statement Made available to urban Express News online through the Lagos state Police Public Relation officer, Sp Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the command has set in motion professional mechanism to maintain calmness, orderliness to and ensuring peaceful protest across the state.
The commissioner of police, lagos state, cp hakeem Odumosu today while monitoring the protests across the state, ordered all area commanders, divisional police officers and head of departments in the command to be on their toes to ensure peaceful protest and provide adequate security for every peaceful protesters in Lagos state.
Sp Adejobi said the command is mindful of the fact that every Nigerian is entitled to his fundamental human right which will not be violated or trampled upon by a responsible institution like the Nigeria police force.
The PPRO quoted the commissioner of police, CP Hakeem Odumosu as saying “ we hereby appeal to the protesters to continue to be peaceful, maintain orderliness and avoid such action that trigger crises in anyway within the state, nothing that such protest must not be hijacked by unscrupulous elements to harass, steal or rob innocent inhabitant
He said the police chief admonished them to have trust in the leadership of the police and its readiness to reform and overhaul the special anti-robbery squad and other tactical units of the force to operate in conformity with the global policing standards and be more effective