#EndSARS: PANDEF Calls For Intervention Of International Community

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The Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has called for the intervention of the African Union (AU) and the international community to quell the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country before things get out of hand.

PANDEF made the call on Tuesday in a statement issued by its national chairman, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (rtd.) while condemning the brutalisation of Nigerian youth by hoodlums along with police officers across the country, particularly in Abuja and Benin City, Edo State.

Air Commodore Nkanga said the call for intervention was based on the fact that if the Federal Government failed to handle issues surrounding the protests properly it won’t augur well for the country in terms of the socio-economic and political consequences.

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The group demanded an immediate end of the intimidation, harassment and physical assault of young Nigerians, who are protesting peacefully having been frustrated over the state of the nation.

“We had expected President Muhammadu Buhari to address the youth in a fatherly manner to assuage their justified anger, instead of deploying the military and police against them and the tactless enabling of hired, armed thugs to unleash terror on peaceful protesters,” the statement partly read.

“PANDEF’s stance is that soldiers have no business trying to do police job and do not have to get involved in the #EndSARS protests. They are more needed in the North East and North West where Boko Haram and bandits are making life unbearable for citizens.”

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