#ENDSARS Protests: Army restates commitment to democratic rule, warns subversive elements to desist from anti-democratic acts

Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa

Against the backdrop of continued #EndSARS protests across the country, the Nigerian Army has said it is ready to fully support the civil authority in whatever capacity to maintain law and order.

Army Headquarters also stated that troops are ready to deal with any untoward situation decisively.

The Army directed all it’s officers and soldiers, never to be distracted by those it called ‘anti-democratic forces and agents of disunity’.

This declaration was contained in a statement signed late last night by Col Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, titled ‘Nigerian Army Remains Resolute to the Peace and Stability of the Nation’.

It reads;

The Army’s statement follows the unending protests across major cities in the country by Nigerian youths demanding an end to police brutality being perpetrated by the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbert Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Force.

In response to the agitation which has also claimed the lives of some of the protesters, Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) announced the disbandment of the dreaded unit. The Police Chief also announced the formation of a new unit that would replace SARS.

President Muhammadu Buhari had also issued a directive, calling for a reform of the police force.

However, the protests have continued, with the protesters issuing a five-point demand which include release of all persons arrested and justice for victims of police brutality.

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