#EndSARS: EFF calls on Nigerian govt to learn from “foolish rulers who undermined the might of the people”
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has called on the South African government to address the ongoing #EndSARS protests in Nigeria.
The protest was prompted by the high level of police brutality in the country.
The most recent incident which shocked Nigerians is the deadly shooting of peaceful protesters in Lagos on Tuesday night.
Amnesty International blamed the shootings on security forces.
The EFF in a statement on Wednesday commended the protesters for speaking and standing up against police brutality and other devastating issues in the country.
“The EFF has noted the disturbing signals of the impending violent crackdown of the peaceful demonstrations and reminds the [President] Muhammadu Buhari administration to learn from similar instances of foolish rulers who undermined the mighty of the people in Romania, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia and lately, Sudan.”
“No amount of military power has conquered a resolve of masses in a popular struggle.
“Weapons of war are strictly reserved for armed insurrections and terrorist forces bludgeoning civilians in the north and not for protestors in a democratic state.”
“We call on the government of Buhari to exercise restraint and reign on its army and security services. One death is too many,” the party said.
The party also made an open call on leadership across the continent to address the violence attack on peaceful potesters.
“The EFF calls on the South African government, the African Union, and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to send a strong message to the Buhari administration to desist from human rights abuse, arrests, detention and torture of protestors,” the party added.
So many celebrities in support of the protest joined the call for Buhari to resign.
More than 18 people were reported to have died in the hands of the uniform during the demonstrations against police brutality.
Meanwhile, Nigerians in SA have gathered at the High Commission Of The Federal Republic of Nigeria in Pretoria in support of #EndSARS.
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