Army Chief, Burutai, To Deploy Soldiers To Disperse #EndSARS Protesters, Pres. Buhari Reacts

Published On: October 15, 2020, 10:45 am (1 week ago)
Author: kacy lee
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President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly rejected a request from the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Burutai, to quell the ongoing nationwide protest against the extrajudicial activities of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

According to Peoples Gazette, Mr. Buratai and some of his generals are increasingly furious that #EndSARS protesters have refused to stand down.

“He sought the president’s permission to deploy soldiers to disperse protesters and take over demonstration grounds in Lagos and Abuja,” a senior administration official told the publication shortly after 11:00 p.m.

But the President Buhari was said to have declined his request on the account that such approach could backfire.

“Buhari said heavily armed soldiers with directive to open fire should be the last resort — if at all they’ll be considered — because of the spontaneous and elaborate nature of the ongoing pushback against decades police brutality,” according to a presidency and two military sources briefed on the matter Wednesday night.

The official said President Buhari fear that the protests could grow bigger if any attempt is made to use soldiers to violently suppress it.

“The president is wary of escalating the situation,” our source said. “He does not want this to backfire because there are many locations that protests are holding across the country.”

The publication reported that the Chief of staff Ibrahim Gambari was amongst those who advised the president against troops deployment. The National security adviser Babagana Monguno did not take part in the meeting but a source said he would be briefed.



-- fineboy77 Online (m) at 15-10-2020 10:54 AM
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Its about to go down,mark my words. He will soon resort to that as a former military dictator,and that would be the end of either his govt or even the country.

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-- SweetDaddy1 (m) at 15-10-2020 11:43 AM
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Boko haram sponsors to deploy their soldiers to end peaceful protesters. welcome to terrorist republic....... Grin Grin Grin
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-- smart61 (m) at 15-10-2020 02:10 PM
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TO SENT SOLDIERS IS TO KILL DEMONSTRATORS IN LARGE NUMBERS. I ADVISE THEY STOP THIS PROTEST NOW BECAUSE BUHARI MAY CHANGE HIS MIND WHEN HE CAN LONGER CONTROL THEM THROUGH NEWS BROADCAST
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-- fineboy77 Online (m) at 15-10-2020 02:17 PM
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Quote from: smart61 on 15-10-2020 02:10 PM
TO SENT SOLDIERS IS TO KILL DEMONSTRATORS IN LARGE NUMBERS. I ADVISE THEY STOP THIS PROTEST NOW BECAUSE BUHARI MAY CHANGE HIS MIND WHEN HE CAN LONGER CONTROL THEM THROUGH NEWS BROADCAST
But that is the fear that the youth has defeated. Dont suggest it to them. When he kills his peaceful citizens on the streets of Nigeria,his Govt will be done for.

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-- kima77same (m) at 15-10-2020 03:03 PM
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WHAT A SHAMELESS GENERAL.  HE COULDN'T FIGHT BOKO HARAM, IT IS THE HARMLESS PROTESTERS HE WANTS TO SEND THE SOLDIERS TO; WHEN BOKO HARAM ARE IN HOLIDAY IN NORTH.
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