Don’t be distracted, Aisha Yesufu tells #EndSARS protesters

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One the leading voices the protests rocking different parts the country, Aisha Yesufu, has urged protesters not to relent their demand for a total reformation the Nigeria Police Force.


She made the call a video uploaded on her handle, @AishaYesufu, on Wednesday morning.


Yesufu was reacting to the leadership tussle rocking some of the voices of the .

Demonstrations organised on media had erupted into protests on the streets earlier this month the protesters calling for the abolition of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad accused of unlawful arrests, torture, and extra-judicial killings.

The Federal Government gave to the protesters’ demand on Sunday, announcing that the special police unit has been disbanded.

On Tuesday, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, ordered all defunct SARS operatives to undergo psychological and medical examinations. He also set the Special Weapons and Tactics Team that will replace the disbanded SARS.

But many have greeted the announcements scepticism after previous to improve SARS and the NPF went unfulfilled.

governors and the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, amongst others, had subsequently engaged some of the leading voices of the protests to suspend their demonstrations and give the government to implement the announced .

The development led to an outcry by some factions of the were not at the meetings.

But speaking on Wednesday, Yesufu advised the protesters not to be distracted by the leadership tussle but to “eye on the ball.”


She said, “Dear , you have the government when you the government. You are doing amazing, you are doing something that we haven’t done.

“Please don’t distracted this issue of is this, is not what; eye on the ball —forget the distraction. There is nothing yet for you to go into fighting mode . Focus on your message and the results that you . That’s what is most important.

“Yes, we have seen the headlines from the government but have you seen the execution plan?

“Can the government bring an execution plan where we know A, B, C, D, this is what it will do from this to this , what will happen frame? That is what is most important.”

Continuing, she added, “A lot of people are not being part of this protest as you will expect are trying to discredit it by talking about the protest being monetised. If anybody collects money for the protest, drag the person out, let those didn’t collect money do their thing.

“If yours is monetised, another person isn’t monetised. I wonder why we to drag things down. This is part of the things that had hurt the older generation and that is why we’ve remained divided and we have not had the country that works for all of .

“Please don’t distracted, focus on the issue. You are doing so great. You have woken , you’ve found your voices and you have even given also voices. #EndSARS now, #SARSMustEnd and we must have a great nation. Nothing else matters.”