As #EndSARS protests continue to garner more international attention, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered police authorities to sanction officers found stepping out of bounds.
President Buhari gave the directive on Friday night when he received briefing from the Inspector General of police Mohammed Adamu for the second time at the State House, Abuja in company of the Vice president.
The president directed the IGP to “conclusively address the concerns of Nigerians regarding these excesses, and ensure erring personnel are brought to justice.”
He appealed for “patience and calm, even as Nigerians freely exercise their right to peacefully make their views known.
Buhari noted that the vast majority of men and women of the Nigeria Police Force are patriotic and committed to protecting the lives and livelihoods of Nigerians, and his government will continue to support them to do their job.
Meanwhile, #EndSARS Protesters have vowed not to back down until the government addresses their demand to end police brutality and intimidation carried out by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The protest leaders made this known on Friday at the Lagos State House of Assembly complex in Alausa, Ikeja.
Popular comedian, Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr. Macaroni said the youths were tired of the notorious police unit.
“We are not backing down, we can never back down. Look at everybody here, now I cannot even count the number of people that are here,” he said.
“It is because we are tired. When we came here, we didn’t have five per cent of this number the last time we came here for a protest.
“This is to say that the youths are waking up. While you are waking up, don’t give them another opportunity to shoot us down.
“Don’t give them another excuse to shoot us down. Like I said earlier, we are not here for politics. We are here because we are tired. Enough is enough.”