#EndSARS: Lawan discloses National Assembly plan

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has told the National Assembly that victims of police violence will obtain justice.

Lawan said the legislature would work with the executive to ensure that rights violations are investigated by workers of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Police.

In a tweet, the lawmaker noted that the government has shown commitment to enforcing the End SARS demonstrators’ five-point demands.

He, however, in many parts of the world, condemned the fire, abuse and looting.

“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 called for a thorough investigation of criminal acts witnessed in the past two weeks and also sent condolences to the families of fallen law enforcement agents and civilians.

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