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I won’t allow a repeat of EndSARS protest - Buhari says, meets IGP, Buratai, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that not under his watch another EndSARS protest will be staged by Nigerians as it happened in the month of October.



Speaking on Tuesday, November 17, during a quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC), Buhari said he would not allow the repeat of the nationwide demonstration which led to the loss of lives and destruction of properties.


Muhammad Dingyadi, minister of police affairs, made this disclosure during a press briefing at the State House on the outcome of the meeting which was presided over by the president at the presidential villa.


According to the police affairs minister, President Buhari, however, promised to carry the youths and necessary stakeholders along in ensuring that the violence that marred the recently held protest is prevented in the future.


Dingyadi further stated that the federal government will continue to engage the youths and the stakeholders through a dialogue means.


The police minister lamented the wanton destruction of private and public properties in Lagos and other parts of the country after the protest was hijacked.


"On the issue of #EndSARS that you have raised, what we are saying is that government will continue to dialogue, it will continue to listen and will continue to carry all stakeholders along in ensuring that there is no repeat of what happened that destroyed a lot of properties, public and private, individuals in this country.”


VAM News recalls that Femi Adesina, a senior media and publicity aide to President Buhari, commended his principal's fatherly role in handling the EndSARS protest, saying thing would have degenerated into anarchy had he (Buhari) not exercised restraint and tolerance.


Speaking through his Thursday, November 12 article titled “We Have Not Many Fathers", Adesina attributed the relative calm being enjoyed after the protest to Buhari's patience.


The presidential aide noted that the country has “many tutors, many instructors, but not many fathers" and added that Buhari is one of the country's fathers.


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