#EndSARS: ECOWAS reacts, tells FG what to do
The ECOWAS Commission sounded the alarm condemning the violence in Nigeria as young people protest police brutality.
The Commission, in a press release on Wednesday entitled “ENDSAR PROTESTS IN NIGERIA,” urged the government to address the issues raised by the protesters.
The ECOWAS Commission notes that “in an effort to respond to the demands of protesting youth, the federal government of Nigeria has made important decisions regarding the dissolution of SARS, global police reforms and the investigation of police brutality.”
Therefore, he called on the Nigerian authorities to investigate as soon as possible. “The ECOWAS Commission appeals to the Nigerian federal government, Nigerian youth and civil society to urgently continue the dialogue to resolve these social unrest in a timely and peaceful manner and to preserve Nigeria’s image as a stronghold of law and order.
“While the ECOWAS Commission recognizes the right of citizens to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and protest, it also wants to emphasize that these rights must be exercised in a non-violent manner.” In this regard, the ECOWAS Commission invites all demonstrators to remain peaceful during their demonstrations, ”the statement said.
The Regional Commission also called on Nigerian security officials to exercise restraint in handling protests and to act professionally. “The ECOWAS Commission expresses condolences to the families and friends of those killed during the protests and wishes a speedy recovery to the wounded,” he prayed.