In the wake of the ongoing #EndSARS protest against police brutality in the Nigeria, Edward Kallon the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in the country, has asked that all stakeholders remain calm.
Anger and frustration over abuses by the police’s notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has forced young Nigerians to take to the streets across Nigerian states in protests, forcing the government to announce they were scrapping the unit as part of wider police reforms.
Although the government has disbanded the notorious unit and created a replacement unit Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team, protesters are still on the street calling for widespread police reforms.
Leaning on the development, Kallon took to his official twitter account where he wrote “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”.
the decision of the Nigerian government to reform the police is welcomed and the youths should remain peaceful as the process of reforming the police may take time.