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Thousands of #EndSARS protesters in Kaduna also trooped to the streets yesterday, causing traffic gridlock in parts of the city for several hours.
One of the protesters, Ashidi Mamman said, “the government will do well by ensuring speedy recovery of SARS officers who have questions to answer, investigate them and bring them to justice in the public glare to show that the victims and survivors of police extrajudicial killings get justice.
“No one is leading us. We are just tired of bad governance which has led to serious insecurity all over the country with its peak here in the North. You are in your house, you could not sleep. You travel; you and your loved ones don’t have peace of mind until you return. For how long do we live like prisoners in our land?”
Police and other security agencies deployed their personnel round the city to prevent a breakdown of law and order during the activity.
Coalition of Civil Society Groups have asked the federal government to deploy the same energy used in the disbandment of SARS to end insecurity in the north.
Its spokesperson, Yusuf Amoke, said: “The reality in the protest to end SARS is obviously real. But those protests coming afterwards are calling for serious concerns. As a result, we have itemized some of our demands to the federal government and to the protesters as well.
“The government should use similar energy and responsiveness as used in ending SARS to end insecurity in the North; they should redeploy members of the defunct SARS to some volatile northern states to help contain the insecurity as requested by the governor of Borno State and other Northern leaders.”