Crocodile smile: Ghani Adams warns Bukhari not to use military forces to attack protesters #EndSARS

Posted by on Oct 19, 2020, Under: News

Crocodile smile: Ghani Adams warns Bukhari not to use military forces to attack protesters #EndSARS

Nigerian President Muhammadu Bukhari was warned not to send Nigerian soldiers following the #EndSARS protests. The warning was issued by Gani Adams, Aare Ona Kakanfo from Yorubaland.

This is despite the fact that the Nigerian military claimed that their announced plans to launch Operation Crocodile Smile in 36 states of the country were not prompted by ongoing protests.

Protests calling for the demolition of a special anti-robbery, SARS and police overhaul team have been going on for more than two weeks. In a letter to President Bukhari on Sunday, Adams said that instead of sending soldiers against peaceful protesters, the president should listen to the people to not just reform, but transform the police.

Aare Ona Kakanfo called for the creation of a state police, condemning all forms of violence from both protesters and the government. He said it was impossible to imagine that soldiers could be called upon to stop street protests while they were programmed to fight external aggression and reminded the government that the use of military force to suppress civil protests was already prohibited by law. Federal High Court in July 2020.

He said: “It is wrong to give the impression that Nigeria is at war with its citizens. We must do everything to promote and protect a democratic culture. “I condemn violence in all forms.

I strongly condemn the actions of some security officials who killed the protesters. “The list in my possession shows that 20 people were killed throughout the country. I also condemn in the strongest terms the killing of any protester or the killing of any security officer associated with the protests. ” He said that violence will not do any good because it is aimed at revenge and creates wounds that never heal. Violence will weaken critical thinking, undermine democracy and destroy the noble intentions of the protesters, Adams said, adding that it also calls into question the quality of those behind the protests.

He warned that the government should not use violence as a response to violence, insisting that this is not an option. “I saw footage of the attack on the column of the Governor of Osun State, His Excellency Gboega Oyetola. It’s disgusting. Likewise, I condemn the brutal attacks on the column of the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. Unfortunately, the Osuna incident resulted in preventable deaths.

“The police need not only be reformed, but also transformed. It’s time for you to work with the National Assembly to create a state and community police system in line with the core principles of federalism. You have a great opportunity to do this. Go ahead, take the bull by the horn and save Nigeria from the terrible and sinister potential of a garrison state, ”he said.