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End SARS: Remain peaceful, we support stability – UN begs protesters; Buhari sues for calm & patience; erring Police personnel will be punished


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The United Nations (UN) on Tuesday appealed to End SARS protesters to remain peaceful. Edward Kallon, UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, made the appeal via his Twitter account. The world body reiterated its support for Nigeria’s solidity. UN commended the preparedness of the federal government to effect reforms. The organization, however, noted that the process may take time. “I have followed the developments regarding #EndSARS movement. Government’s commitment to dismantle the outfit & reform the @PoliceNG is welcome. “The process may take time. I appeal to the youth to remain peaceful. The @UN is committed to supporting Nigeria’s continued stability”, Kallon tweeted. President Muhammadu Buhari had in a television broadcast on Monday assured that government would take far-reaching measures to reform the Police outfit: ‘’I will like to use this opportunity to say a word on the recent genuine concerns and agitations by Nigerians about the excessive use of force and in some cases extra-judicial killings and wrongful conduct of the men of the Nigerian Police Force.  “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.” He also sated that: ”Our determination to reform the police should never be in doubt. I am being briefed regularly on the reform efforts ongoing to end police brutality and unethical conduct, and ensure that the Police are fully accountable to the people. ‘’The IG already has my firm instructions to conclusively address the concerns of Nigerians regarding these excesses, & ensure erring personnel are brought to justice. I appeal for patience and calm, even as Nigerians freely exercise their right to peacefully make their views known.’’…

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