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Jonathan speaks on #EndSARS, says Peaceful protests seek to advance our country

Nigerian former President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the #EndSARS protest via his Twitter account, saying the demonstration seeks to advance Nigeria as a place where all can live out their full potential.

He added that no life needs to be lost during peaceful protests in across the country.

“No Nigerian blood needs to be spilled or life lost during a peaceful protest that seeks to advance our country,” he said.

“We may hold different views on national issues, but there is no doubt that most people desire the same thing for Nigeria: a place where we can all live out the full potential of our God-given abilities.

“I implore everyone to exercise restraint as we walk through these challenging times.”

Jonathan, who was president from 2010 to 2015, lost to Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 presidential election and has since gone on numerous peace missions across Africa.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had dissolved the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the force following days of protest.

But the protests have continued despite the proscription.

The IGP, on Tuesday, set up Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team to fill the gaps arising from the dissolution of the defunct SARS.

All officers of the defunct SARS have also been directed to report at the police headquarters.

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