The Senate on Tuesday, 20 October, asked President Muhammadu Buhari, to address the nation immediately on the ongoing nationwide protests by youths against police brutality and bad governance.
The Senate also instructed the police to provide protection for the #EndSARS protesters to prevent hoodlums from hijacking their genuine action.
They urged the police to operate strictly with the rules of engagement appropriate in a democratic environment.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, was asked to ensure a holistic comprehensive reform of the police. According to them, this should be aimed at increasing the overall welfare of police personnel, including training and medical insurance of all members of the Force
The Senate decision comes after a point of order by Senator Biodun Olujimi, titled, “#EndSARS: The need for a comprehensive reform”.
The federal lawmakers have also urged the protesters to stop their agitation on the streets and let the Federal Government address their demands.
They also urged Buhari to immediately set up a judicial panel of inquiry made up of eminent Nigerians that would be respected by the youths to identify the notorious SARS operatives and ensure their arrest and prosecution