We Will Not Tolerate Another #EndSARS Protest - FG
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday told the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) that he will not allow a repeat of the #EndSARS protests that culminated in the destruction of properties in the country recently.
The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, disclosed this while briefing correspondents at the end of the meeting presided over by the president at the presidential villa, Abuja.
He explained that in vowing to do everything within his power to prevent a reoccurrence of the protests, the president assured that he will carry along, all stakeholders, including the youth, in the process of maintaining peace in the country.
Asked whether not allowing a repeat includes a crackdown on potential protesters, the minister said the government will continue to dialogue, listen and will continue to carry all stakeholders along in ensuring that there is no repeat of what happened that destroyed a lot of properties, public and private, in the country.
The minister said the council reviewed the security situation of the country and noted with concern the increasing rate of armed banditry particularly in the north-west and northeastern parts.
He stated that the council, therefore, resolved to be proactive and to take decisive actions to bring the situation under control.
The minister added that the meeting stressed the need to pay more attention to the police by supplying them with modern equipment to enable them to discharge their functions.