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#EndSARS: We Must All Move From Battlegrounds To Middle Grounds To End This War – GEJ

Goodluck Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan

Ex Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan has come out to blast the attack on peaceful #EndSARS protesters on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Lekki, Lagos State.

He recently revealed that the government’s use of deadly force will only worsen the situation during this period.

According to him, a nation can never win a battle against its own people so Nigeria should move away from battlegrounds to middle grounds to resolve the current dispute.

He then added that the several loss of lives have been unnecessary and such must not repeat itself.

His words, “As leaders, we must understand that a nation can never win a battle against its own people.

“Thus, the use of deadly force against citizens only aggravates tense situations rather than assuage it. We must therefore move away from battlegrounds to middle grounds in our individual and national life. This, I believe, epitomises the essence of democracy.

“I condemn any unnecessary loss of life and urge efforts to be stepped up to ensure that there is no such reoccurrence.

“We all must accept that we are all brothers and sisters of one Nigeria, and always act towards each other accordingly.”

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The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is a Nigerian Police Force unit under the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department headed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police Anthony Ogbizi. Since 2012, SARS has come under controversy for being linked to acts of extortion, torture, framing and blackmail.

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad was founded in 1992 by former police commissioner Simeon Danladi Midenda. The major reason SARS was formed was when Col. Rindam, a Nigerian Army Colonel was killed by police officers at a checkpoint in Lagos.

SARS is one of the 14 units in the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department which was established to detain, investigate and prosecute people involved in crimes like armed robbery, kidnapping and other forms of crimes.

During its formation the Special Anti-Robbery Squad was known to operate covertly. SARS operatives were not allowed to wear police uniform, publicly carry guns or have walkie-talkies. They were given unmarked vehicles with sometimes no license plates or private plate numbers during duty.


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