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Breaking: #EndSARS protests: lt will not happen again, says Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday vowed that he will not allow a repeat of the October #EndSARS protests in the country.

He told the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) in Abuja that his administration would not allow brigands on the pretext of protest to unleash mayhem and massive destruction of properties in the country.

The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the security council meeting presided over by the President at the Presidential Villa.

According to Dingyadi, the President has however assured that relevant stakeholders including the youth, will be carried along to forestall a repeat and build a peace process in the country.

Asked whether it would include a crackdown on potential protesters, the minister said: “On the issue of #EndSARS that you have raised, what we are saying is that government will continue to dialogue.

“It will continue to listen and will continue to carry all stakeholders along in ensuring that there is no repeat of what happened that destroyed a lot of properties of public and private, individuals in this country.”

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