Few minutes after Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) released a statement calling on protesters to remain peaceful in their demonstration, President of the Republic of Ghana and Chair of ECOWAS, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has also through his official Facebook page called for calm in Nigeria over #ENDSARS protest.
The president wrote: “I join all well-meaning persons in calling for calm, and the use of dialogue in resolving the #EndSARS impasse in Nigeria. I have spoken with President Buhari, who is committed to this end, and has begun the processes that will lead to reform. Violence, be it on the part of the Police or protesters, cannot be the solution. To the families who have lost their loved ones, I express my sincere condolences, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery”.
Protests over a now-disbanded police unit – the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars) – have been taking place for two weeks, with demonstrators using the social media hashtag #EndSars to rally crowds in Nigeria.The state governor on wednesday morning said about 25 people had been wounded but only one person had died with an indefinite 24-hour curfew been imposed on Lagos and other regions.
But video reports by some protesters says otherwise. Reports by eye witnesses on social media and the rights group Amnesty International said several people were killed and wounded when soldiers opened fire.
Story by: Reagan O.O.Osarfo (Nana Reagan)