President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday addressed Nigerians over the #ENDSARS campaign against police brutality and extra judicial killings in the country.
The president in a video clip posted on his official Twitter handle noted that he was aware of the agitations of Nigerian on the issue.
He said; “I want to use this opportunity to say I am aware of the recent genuine concerns and agitations by Nigerians by the excessive use of force, in some cases extra-judicial killings and wrongful conduct by men of the Nigerian Police Force
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“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 ensure that the officers responsible for wrongful deaths are brought to justice
“We also deeply regret the death of the young man in Oyo State during the recent demonstrations. I have ordered that the circumstances of his death should be thoroughly investigated.
“Meanwhile it is important to recognise that the vast majority of men and women in the police force are hardworking and diligent in performing their duties
“The few bad eggs should not be allowed to tarnish the image and the reputation of the force.”