ECOWAS has urged Nigerians to sustain and build peace in the ongoing turmoil in the country over the #EndSARS.
This was disclosed on Thursday by the Directorate of Communications in ECOWAS.
Nigeria youth calling for police reform, particularly the abolition of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad had turned violent in the country, this was noted by ECOWAS.
While ECOWAS Commission recognizes the right of citizens to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and protests, it also wishes to stress that those rights should be exercised in a non-violent manner.
However, ECOWAS calls on all protesters to remain peaceful in the conduct of their demonstrations, and also pleased with the Nigerian security operatives to exercises restraint in the handling of the protests and act professionally.
“ECOWAS Commission further notes that, in an effort to address the demands of the protesting youth, the Federal Government of Nigeria took important decisions regarding disbandment of SARS, comprehensive police reforms and investigation of cases of police brutality. It encourages the Nigerian Authorities to conduct the investigation rapidly.
There is nothing to this than to urged the FG of Nigeria, the Nigerian youth and the civil society to urgently pursue dialogue so unrest in Nigeria can be over.