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#EndSARS: Buhari govt not ready to respect Nigerians’ rights, says Falana

Renowned Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), says there are no indications that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is ready to respect the rights of Nigerians.

Falana who stated this while speaking on Channels Television on Wednesday night, also condemned the setting up of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Unit (SARS) by the Buhari government.

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He said, “As far as I’m concerned, so far, we are only scratching the surface of the problem.

“And there’s been no indication that the government is prepared yet to respect the rights of the Nigerian people embodied in the constitution and other statues.

“For me, it is not actually the name that matters and I think what the youths are saying is that beyond renaming, they want to see concrete steps taken to show that it is not going to be business as usual when it comes to policing in Nigeria.”

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