President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed in a communique by his special media aide, Mr. Garba Shehu just few days after he addressed the nation regarding the violence and unrest that marred the #EndSARS protests, that he is avoiding to get into any debates until all facts are established.
President Buhari’s statement is coming just as the judicial panel of inquiry set up by the Lagos State Government and other states start sitting on Monday to look into the pillage that ensued following a rather abrupt halt to the #EndSARS protests across the country.
The president who said he had all along avoided going into a debate about the Lekki Toll Gate incidents until all the facts are established, appealed to the people all over the country to maintain peace and brotherhood as the machinery of the government and the wheel of justice turn against the perpetrators of murder, arson, stealing, rape, assault and malicious damage to public and private property.
He also has asked parents and guardians not to encourage their children and wards to partake in the ongoing nationwide looting, destruction of property.
The President said he and his administration have taken note of the grievances of the people.
“We have heard you loud and clear,” he said.
President Buhari also condemned hate messages and eviction notices to ethnic and religious groups asking Nigerians to take pride in the fact that our diverse people have been living with one another in harmony for ages.
He said the right of all citizens to live and work in any part of the country is a constitutional right and will be defended by the government.