EndSARS: Osinbajo apologizes for delay in the implementation of lawsuits
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, in a statement Friday night, apologized for the delay in implementing the demands of the #EndSARS protesters.
The protest against police brutality and the notorious Special Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police has gained global traction after a rigorous campaign on social media.
Peaceful demonstrations are also taking place in the country’s main cities.
While the dissolution of the police unit has been achieved, some other demands of the protesters have not been fully met.
These include the prosecution of murderous police officers, the release of all detained protesters, and the full police review.
In his statement, the vice president admitted that the implementation process could have moved faster than it is.
“I fully understand how many young people feel. Many feel that we have been too quiet and that we simply have not done enough. These feelings of frustration are justified. Too many people have been brutalized at the hands of the police and this is unacceptable. We must take responsibility to protect young people, sometimes even those who are paid to protect them.
He said that several meetings have been held between President Muhammadu Buhari, senior officials of the National Assembly, the police authorities and the human rights commission to save the situation.
“Over the past week, we have been following the protests and have had a number of discussions with key people in the administration who deserve to be informed. Transparency, after all, is a key principle of the government. ”
Source: – Premiumtimesng