#EndSARS protests: Sanwo-Olu to meet Buhari Tuesday, as protests turn violent in Lagos




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For the third about 10 days, Lagos , Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has identified with the protests against the dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The governor braved all odds Monday to address the protesters Lekki where crowds of youths camped and blocked the expressway.

He urged them to be while expressing grievances against the excessive use of force by SARS.

Sanwo-Olu left the weekly meeting of the State Executive Council and moved to address the #EndSARS protesters.

The governor told the demonstrators protest legitimate, but pleaded with them to block the while passing grievances to the authorities.

Sanwo-Olu said he identified with the #EndSARS campaigners, noting their agitations touched the essence of democratic freedom.

He said citizens must never be denied the rights to protest, but urged the protesters to employ wrong methods to drive home their messages.

He said: “Your voice has been heard clearly and a clear pronouncement has been made the activities of SARS.

“The operation has been dissolved by the police leadership and just a moment ago, Mr President addressed the nation on the issues you have raised.

“The President has said all SARS officers were involved the killing of innocent people and engaging human rights abuses would be brought to justice.

stance on this #EndSARS is unmistakable and I have told you that we identify with this protest because you have legitimate concerns.

“I am saying it again here that this protest is in good faith. But, we must be unruly when going on a protest like this. We want you to be and decorous in expressing yourselves.”

Sanwo-Olu said he spoke with the Inspector of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu, on Monday to outline the of the on police reforms, adding that he would visit President Buhari on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 and present the demands of Lagos youths on the issues.

The governor praised the courage of the protesters and urged them not to block the key road.

According yo reports, the protesters were largely uncoordinated. They rebuffed pleas to the road and demanded the physical presence of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The protesters remained unruly but the Governor made his point – that they not allow their legitimate campaign to be hijacked by hoodlums who might have another agenda.

Sanwo-Olu agreed with the demand of the protesters on reforms in the of law enforcement agencies, adding that the State Government would work with the police leadership on compensation for the family members of victims of SARS’ brutalities in Lagos.

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