Reports on 9ja news says that former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has condemned the use of force on protesters across the nation. He is also calling on the relevant authorities to do the needful.
“I strongly condemn any disproportionate use of force on protesters across the nation. I also call on the relevant authorities to ensure our youths are heard, and all incidents of excessive use of force by security agencies against protesters are investigated”.
The former VP disclosed this on his verified twitter handle on Friday. He also commended the bravery of the many youths protesting on the streets.
“I would like to commend the tenacity of our brave youths who have stayed out on the streets all day and night to make their voices heard. I stand with you all.
“Protests are an essential part of any democracy as we have seen the world over, and should be seen as an opportunity for dialogue between our people and our leaders.
“Thus, it is essential that the fundamental rights of Nigerians to freedom of assembly and freedom of expression must be protected at all costs”. He said