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#EndSARS protesters wanted to remove me from office – Buhari


#EndSARS protesters wanted to remove me from office - Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari has alleged that the #EndSARS mass protest against police brutality staged by aggrieved youths in October 2020 was a subtle move to remove him from office.

Buhari was convinced that the social movement was a coup in disguise, with the ultimate aim of unseating him in Aso Rock.

He made his position known on Thursday via an interview on Arise TV.

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While responding to the question on how he hopes to make Nigeria an attractive business destination for foreign investors, he slightly deviated from the focal point to address the issue of #ENDSARS.

“When there was #EndSARS….you remember the young people who wanted to march here and remove me?”

Buhari subsequently went on to blame the protesters and harped on how they made the nation unattractive for investors by damaging infrastructure and buses especially in places like Lagos.

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“So, you behave yourself, you make Nigeria secure, and people will invest,” he added.

The #ENDSARS protests had lasted between October 7th and 20th in Lagos and several other states of the federation.

While the protests lasted, relations, friends and associates of missing persons claimed that their relations had either been killed or held incommunicado by security agents.

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Of particular concern was the Lekki toll gate shooting of Tuesday, October 20, where peaceful #ENDSARS protesters were shot at by security agents, leading to a yet-to-be ascertained number of casualties.

The shooting incident had attracted national and international outcry, with the Lagos State and Federal governments being urged to unravel the identity of the shooters and who deployed them.