#EndSARS: More pressure on Buhari to address nation
By John Eche
More pressure is coming from all over the country for Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation in the wake of the #EndSARS protests and the accompanying state of unease and tension that it has ignited.
Some of the statesmen and leaders that have presently called for a direct presidential intervention are former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka.
Meanwhile a meeting of the National Security Council is going on in the nation’s capital, Abuja at the moment. This is even as tension continues to build up all over the country with many still at a loss as to why there have seemingly not a lot of coordinated response to the crisis at the national level.
This is more so when in cities like Lagos, the challenge has presently degenerated into the vandalisation and looting of public and private property, a situation that has strangely continued even in the midst of declared curfews and with the majority of law-abiding citizens staying indoors.
Equally intriguing, many analysts say, is the yet-to-be-determined chain of command that had approved and facilitated the assault on peaceful protesters at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos and which many say is clearly at the base of the escalation of the crisis in the Lagos area.
Nigeria’s Army Chief, General Tukur Buratai