Buhari committed to bringing justice for deceased protesters

Buhari committed to bringing justice for deceased protesters
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that Victims of the #EndSARS protests would get justice.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu, President Buhari explained his reason for being silent on the Lekki Toll Gate noting that ongoing investigations.
According to him, he wanted all facts to have been assembled before making any comments.
The justice system, he said, serves recompense to all who have killed, raped, robbed, committed arson, and other forms of criminalities in the last few days. He also expressed his full support for the Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up by the Lagos State government.
He expressed optimism that the panel, billed to begin sitting today, will assist the nation in giving justice to peaceful protesters who lost their lives, security operatives who were murdered, and property owners, whose assets were vandalized and looted.
Those who lost loved ones and properties in the mayhem that trailed the protests would also be served justice, the President said as he urged Nigerians to maintain peace and order to avoid the dire consequences of vandalism on the economy.
“Looting and vandalism will hurt trade and investment growth in our country – both large and small industries, as well as our hardworking people in the informal sectors of the economy,”
Buhari has however appealed to Nigerians to maintain peace and brotherhood as the machinery of government and the wheel of justice turn against the perpetrators of murder, arson, stealing, rape, assault, and malicious damage to public and private property.
He reiterated that that peace, brotherhood, and inter-communal harmony remain central to “our ethos”, urging Nigerians “not to turn against one another in hate.”
The President assured that his administration would not relent in working hard through many pragmatic ways to reduce the hardship of the millions of our unemployed, poor citizens and those whose lives have been thrown into disarray by the harsh economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He warned that resort to widespread attacks and the organized looting and plundering of public and private property in many states are inimical to the public good and stand condemned.
Speaking on the ongoing breakdown of order in parts of the country, the widespread looting and other forms of criminal activities, President Buhari noted that these have the capacity to further destroy the economy as foreign investors would not be eager to bring their resources to an unsafe and disorderly environment.
He said: “What is more is that criminal actions as we have so far witnessed, can weaken and erode the confidence of our people and that of foreign businesses in investing in the economy.
“These incidents do not reflect well on any society. They are wrong and condemnable and should not be supported by reasonable members of society.”

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