The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, said on Tuesday Nigerians acted within their rights to protest the brutality and killing of citizens by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) across the country.
Lawan stated this at the plenary while speaking on the murder of Jimoh Isiaka by the police and attack on the palace of Soun of Ogbomoso during the recent #EndSARS protest in some states across the country.
He described the previous conduct of SARS operatives as “unacceptable.”
The Senate president said: “SARS was funded by public funds and the entire essence of having the Nigeria Police Force is to ensure that there is law and order and that there is security for our people.
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“When SARS turned against the people, it was right for the people to protest peacefully.”
Lawan also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for promising to bring to justice all those who perpetrated various atrocities against Nigerians.
He, therefore, prevailed on Nigerians to suspend the #EndSARS protest following the recent disbandment of the police unit by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.