The Senate President Ahmad Lawan has assured Nigerians that the National Assembly would get justice for police brutality victims.
Lawan noted that the National Assembly would collaborate with the executive to ensure that rights abuses by personnel of the disbanded Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are probed.
In his statement, the lawmaker also noted that the Government had shown a commitment to implementing the End SARS protesters’ five-point demands.
He, however, condemned the arson, violence and looting in several parts of the country.
Lawan said, “As we seek a path out of this regrettable crisis, my heart goes out to the victims of the reprehensible violence and criminality witnessed in the last few days in many parts of the country.”
“Now that the mindless carnage has distorted the purpose of the protests, I urge the youths to join hands with the authorities in bringing an urgent cessation to the violence.”
“I call on our patriotic youths to leave the streets as Government has heard their voices and is addressing their grievances. This is also necessary to avoid unwittingly continuing to provide covers for the criminals and fifth columnists in our midst.”
“As regards those criminal elements unleashing terror on our cities under the guise of the protest, I urge the security agencies to forthwith but with utmost restraint, restore law and order across the country and bring the criminals to justice.”
Lawan, in his statement, further sent his condolences to the families of fallen law enforcement agents and civilians.
He also called for a thorough investigation of criminal acts witnessed in the past two weeks.