Deputy Governor Of Enugu State, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo Joins #EndSARS Protest

October 13, 2020
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Enugu state deputy Governor Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, has joined the ongoing nationwide #EndSARS and police brutality protest in Nigeria.

Nigerians are protesting against activities of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS and police brutality.

In photos sighted by NewsDirect, Enugu state deputy Governor Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, could be seen among the protesters as she joined calls for police reforms.

The move has been widely commended on social media, as many youths have called on other public office holders to join the movement.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, yesterday announced the dissolution of the dreaded police formation, Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS or FSARS).

Buhari said in a video on Monday, that he also directed that all those responsible for misconduct or wrongful acts be brought to justice.

”I will like to use this opportunity to say a word on the recent genuine concerns and agitations by Nigerians about the excessive use of force and in some cases extra-judicial killings and wrongful conduct of the men of the Nigerian Police Force,’’

“The disbanding of SARS is only the first step in our commitment to extensive police reforms in order to ensure that the primary duty of the police and other law enforcement agencies remains the protection of lives and livelihood of our people,”

“We will also ensure that all those responsible for misconduct and wrongful acts are brought to justice.”

”We deeply regret the loss of life of the young man in Oyo State during the recent demonstrations.

”I have directed that the circumstances of his death should be thoroughly investigated.

”Meanwhile, it is important to recognise that the vast majority of men and women of the police force are hardworking and diligent in performing their duties.

”The few bad eggs should not be allowed to tarnish the image and reputation of the force.”

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