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END SARS: Protests Targeted at Buhari and His Government, Not the Police- Ex-Senator

Kabiru Marafa, former Senator from Zamfara has said that the #EndSARS protests are targeted mainly at President Muhammadu Buhari and not the police as it has been made to look.

Marafa who stated this on Monday charged the president to be on alert of those with a hidden agenda.

Despite the official termination of SARS on Monday, by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, protests have continued across the country, together with increased police brutality, killings and unwarranted arrests- the same things the masses are protesting against.

“The president needs to shine his eyes and be very careful. The president may be playing into the hands of his enemies. My take is that some people are eager to do away with this government by anyhow.”

“By staging this protest to call for the disbandment of the SARS, I’m afraid we may be descending into greater problems, especially where I come from. At the end, the same people will come out to accuse the government of failing from protecting the lives of the citizens.”

“So, I think there is a need for all of us to be very careful in some of the decisions we take. I come from Zamfara State and I have fair knowledge of what we are going through now. I also know what our neighbours in Katsina, Sokoto states are going through.”

He added that if there has been no protests against the numerous killings in the North, there is no point protesting against police brutality.

“By staging this protest to call for the disbandment of the SARS, I’m afraid we may be descending into greater problems, especially where I come from. At the end, the same people will come out to accuse the government of failing from protecting the lives of the citizens.”

“So, I think there is a need for all of us to be very careful in some of the decisions we take. I come from Zamfara State and I have fair knowledge of what we are going through now. I also know what our neighbours in Katsina, Sokoto states are going through.”

“I cannot see the reason why people; in a village of not more than 3,000 people, more than 200 people were killed within two hours and this thing is going on and on. Nobody stages a protest against it. Questions are not being asked as to why these people are being killed; on why people are being abducted and on why ransoms are being paid every day.”

“But because of some misguided actions of a few SARS operatives, you now staged a nationwide protest, calling for dissolution of SARS. We need to be very careful. The president needs to shine his eyes and look at these things beyond what these people are doing,” he said.

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