Announces his return to the PDP
By Nsikan Ikpe
Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has endorsed the #ENDSARS campaign on Twitter. The social media campaign which is protesting alleged acts of brutality by the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF has been trending on Twitter for the third day running.
Taking to his Facebook page the Adamawa-born businessman and politician said:
The arbitrary harassment of young Nigerians by Police (who should be protecting them) has no place in a democratic society.
The #EndSARS protest shows Nigerian youth are upset and the matter needs urgent attention.
Everyday, we encourage our young people to become entrepreneurs. Buying a laptop to earn a living shouldn’t attract harassment.
I commend our young people for protesting these injustices peacefully online, and encourage the IG of the Nigerian Police to take these complaints seriously.
I also urge the National Assembly to look into these complaints, and address the human rights issues. Reforms are urgently needed.’
Also in support of the campaign is Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo.
As he posted on Twitter:
I wholeheartedly support Nigerians in the call for
#EndSARS. Those charged with the protection of Nigerian lives and property have now become the danger to those they are supposed to protect. However, I believe that we need more reforms in the Nigeria Police.’
And in another development, Atiku on Facebook live also announced Sunday that he was returning to the Peoples Democratic Party, which he had helped found in 1998.
Former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar