UISU Akeju and a host of other UI Students join their voice to say no to Police Brutality in Nigeria.
It’s no longer news that the police brutality in Nigeria has been ongoing for years with the youths in the country being the targeted victims.
The Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) and the Nigerian Police Force by extension have long time ago drifted from its principal assignment of protecting lives and property and have championed more crimes, brutality, harassment, and extrajudicial killings than most other criminals.
With the peaceful protests spreading across different parts of the country, Akeju, the UI Student’s Union President called for a peaceful protest in Ibadan over the indiscriminate excesses of the Nigerian Police Force.
Akeju who made the call on Sunday, 11th of October, noted that he’s calling on students of the University of Ibadan not as the president of the Student’s Union but as a concerned Nigerian youth.
In his own words;
On tuesday, we join our fellow Nigerians in the #EndSARS protest.
I am not saying this as Students’ Union President, but as a fellow Nigerian.
Join me at UI gate on Tuesday, 8am.
However, his call received a very receptive response from many of the students who gathered to air their displeasure over the incessant brutalities experienced from the Police Force.
The students have however marched to the secretariat to express their grievances and state their demands and thankfully it’s been quite peaceful as no violence has been recorded so far.
Reports prove that at least 10 out of 12 Nigerian youths have experienced Police brutality in Nigeria through extortion, unwarranted harassment, and afflicted aggressiveness.
Many who have experienced this torture and harassments from the police have lived with traumas and fears over the gloomy experiences and encounters with these men.
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