#EndSARS: Nigerian Governors Call for Judicial Panel to End Protests
#EndSARS: Nigeria Governors Call for Judicial Panel to End Protests
Following an ongoing protest against police brutality and extrajudicial killings, Nigeria’s Forum of Governors on Monday asked a judicial commission of inquiry to reconsider cases against recently eliminated SARS agents in the country.
Governors have called on #EndSARS protesters to end the protests to stop thugs from taking over it.
This is stated in a statement released by the NGF after the 20th emergency teleconference on Sunday.
In a statement signed by NGF President Kayode Fayemi, the governors discussed in detail the protests, riots and demonstrations at the national level.
He said that “the governors subsequently made a decision: • To activate a judicial commission of inquiry to receive all cases of police brutality from members of the disbanded SARS unit. Each state must also initiate a compensation mechanism for all victims.
“Support the protesters’ call for better governance based on a coercive regime that takes into account the fundamental human rights and freedoms of all citizens of the country;
“Responding to all requests made by EndSARS protesters by expressing some concerns about the changing nature of requests, which creates uncertainty about exact expectations and the ultimate goal;
“Finally, the call for an end to the protests as a follow-up strongly exposes the country’s fragile economic foundations; in particular because criminal elements and thugs have seized protest actions, maiming innocent citizens, looting and destroying property. “
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