The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 Lagos State governorship election, Mr Jimi Agbaje, has expressed concern over the use of ‘excessive force’ on Lagos #EndSARS protesters and others across the country.
Security agents had on Tuesday night opened fire on protesters at Lekki toll gate, Lagos, an incident which sparked nationwide and global condemnation.
The Nigerian youths had in the past two weeks embarked on peaceful protests demanding a total scrap of police unit – Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and a complete reform of the entire police force among other demands.
The SARS personnel had been accused of gross abuse of human rights and extrajudicial killings.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu bowed to the demand of the youths and announced the proscription of the police unit.
But the protesters want total reform of the police.
Agbaje, in a tweet post in reaction to Tuesday night shooting at Lekki toll gate, described the incident as sad and ‘shameful’ saying the young peoples’ protests against Police brutality was being brutally put down by ‘excessive force.
His tweet reads, “What irony! Our young peoples protests against Police brutality being brutally put down by excessive force….. the very thing they are peacefully protesting against. When will we break this vicious cycle?? Shameful!”