Thursday, 22 October 2020 06:55

#EndSARS: ECOWAS Chairman Calls for Peace

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The President of the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) and the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Adodo, called on Nigerians to preserve and establish stability in the country despite the current crisis.

On Wednesday, Mr. Akufo-Adodo called on Nigerians to use mediation to find a permanent solution to the protracted clashes between the government and demonstrators over a campaign to end police brutality and poor governance.

The ECOWAS chair said in a tweet, "I join all well-meaning people in calling for peace and the use of mediation in addressing the # EndSARS impasse in Nigeria."

We have been reporting how the #EndSARS movement has degenerated into violence in some parts of the country with protesters clashing with suspected government-sponsored hoodlums and security agents in the last two weeks.

Tuesday night’s shooting in Lekki, Lagos has unfurled anger and condemnation within the country and the international community, with many calling for calm.

The Ghanaian president who pressed for peace said, “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.”

He said he was in talks with President Muhammadu Buhari, “who is committed to this end, and has begun the processes that will lead to reform.”

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