Mr President, The Police Are Still Killing Protesters!

October 12, 2020

Citizen is a column that explains how the government’s policies fucks citizens and how we can unfuck ourselves.

Mr President,

you gave a short speech some moments ago the disbandment of SARS and the Government’s commitment to police reforms and the protection of lives.

But, President Buhari, the Police are still killing protesters! Young Nigerians are still facing human right violations and extra-judicial killings as this moment, the same things they are protesting and complaining about!

Sir, at what point will you call the police to order? When will SARS truly end and the Police truly be reformed?

Meanwhile, young Nigerians cannot be fooled. We know what reforms are and we know what kind of Police we want. But as we speak, the country is clearly far from that reality.

Many young Nigerians want a clear timeline on when the Police will be reformed, when the families of killed protesters will be compensated, when the killers of this people will be prosecuted and when all the arrested protesters will be released.

We want concrete answers from now on. People won’t leave the streets until the they see trust. And right now nobody does. Even I, don’t.

End SARS Now and reform the Nigerian Police, now. With clear targets and timelines, starting now.

#EndSARS,

We hope you’ve learned a thing or two about how to unfuck yourself when the Nigerian government moves mad. Check back every weekday for more Zikoko Citizen explainers.

Doyin Olagunju

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