In a pair of twits with a photo opp, President Buhari announced meeting the IGP and reaffirmed to Nigerians that he is up to date with the headlines, police unethical conduct, and brutality towards the people they swore to protect.
Following the trend, he mentioned directing the IG to approach the Police excesses and bring to justice the personnel smearing the image of the police force. In furtherance to the earlier twit, he also appeals to Nigerians to be calm and patient while exercising their constitutional rights through protest.
Following his twit, many Nigerians both home and abroad took offense with his tone and language. The anger is due to his abstinent from addressing this problem from the onset as Nigerians were repeatedly abused and killed by SARS and other law enforcement personnel. It’s a tragedy that SARS members are the root cause of the menace in most Nigeria cities, harassing, threatening, and shooting mostly innocent people just because they can.
If we (the people) don’t speak out then there will be no future left for us and our posterity.