Senator Adamu Aliero, representing Kebbi-Central, has advised that the federal government to do everything possible to stop the #EndSARS protests.
The senator’s statement was made by the Kebbi yesterday while speaking on the floor of the upper legislative chamber.
The Kebbi senator, who spoke while contributing to a debate on a motion sponsored by Biodun Olujimi, senator representing Ekiti-South, stated thus: “I want to suggest very strongly that dialogue should be used to get the youths to suspend the #EndSARS protests. Where dialogue fails, we should use whatever means possible otherwise it could lead to anarchy,” he said.
According to Aliero said the demonstrations have been hijacked by hoodlums who have unleashed mayhem on innocent citizens, saying “Already, a number of properties have been burnt, a number of people killed… no responsible government will allow lawlessness to take place when it is in power; for that reason, government should use whatever means necessary to ensure that it ends the #EndSARS movement.
“Of course, it is normal in liberal democracies like ours for protest to take place but where it is being hijacked by hoodlums and unleashing violence on innocent citizens, the government should live up to its constitutional responsibility that law and order is being maintained”, he further stated.