Wow! Governor Wike Makes U-Turn Joins #EndSARS Protesters After 3Hrs.


Wow! Governor Wike Makes U-Turn Joins #EndSARS Protesters After 3Hrs.

By Rowlandgate.

Nyesome Wike, the governor of Rivers state who had earlier banned #EndSAR protest in the state has made a u-turn and joined the protesters in calling for an end to police brutality.

After over three hours of wait by # EndSARS protesters who converged at the Government House , Port Harcourt , for Governor Nyesom Wike to address them , the latter later joined the protesters and called for the total reform of the Nigeria Police Force.

The governor, who had banned # EndSARS protests in the state last night, made a U -turn on Tuesday.

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Wow! Governor Wike Makes U-Turn Joins #EndSARS Protesters After 3Hrs.

Wike while addressing the protesters said though he was not in support of the Tuesday protest , he noted that no governor in the country had protested against the security outfit as he has done .

He said, “ I never supported us to be here. I took an oath to protect the lives and property of people of the state. The blood of Rivers of people matters to me .

“ Rivers State has suffered in the hands of SARS . When we raised the alarm of SARS activities , they did not give attention but it has now happened in other places.

Wike in a statement issued on Monday night by Paulinus Nsirim, commissioner for information and communications, warned Rivers residents against embarking on #EndSARS protests. According to the governor, there was no need for further protests since the SARS unit has been scrapped by the IGP.

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However, youths in the state ignored his directive and are currently protesting in Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The governor, however, decided to address the youths telling them he had been calling for an end to special anti-robbery squad (SARS) who he accused of robbery and kidnapping in Rivers state.

No governor in this country can say they have challenged SARS the way we have done . When there was so much kidnapping in this state, I raised an alarm to the federal government .

“ I am the only governor that has come out to start end SARS protest . No other state . We have lost so many people in this state to SARS . No state supported us. SARS has killed our people a lot ,” he stated .

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