Buhari vows to deal with violent protesters, hails military on End SARS
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday warned against violent protests in Nigeria.
He said anyone who commits acts capable of disrupting peace and stability will be dealt with.
Buhari gave the warning while declaring the Chief of Army Staff’s Annual Conference, 2020 open.
He commended the Nigerian Armed Forces for their efforts at restoring law and order in various states during the unrest in the wake of the End SARS protests.
Buhari, however, reiterated the rights of citizens to embark on peaceful demonstrations.
The President recalled that the End SARS protest was hijacked by hooligans across Nigeria.
He described the year 2020 as a challenging one, citing the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and its negative impact.
Despite the President’s warning, fresh End SARS protests have resumed in Lagos and Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.