Amid the ongoing #EndSARS protests across various cities in the country, Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to “save the people“.
Naija News reports that protesting youths in Nigeria are agitating for the end to Police brutalization and extra judicial killings of Nigerians. The protesters have been on the streets for more than a week now, protesting the brutalities, humiliation, and extortion of Nigerians, especially the youths.
The protesters demanded an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a police unit under the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department headed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police Anthony Ogbizi, using a hashtag: #EndSARS.
On Sunday, October 11, 2020, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu disbanded SARS following a widespread protest from Nigerians worldwide.
However, since the announcement that SARS has been scrapped, the protesters have refused to leave the streets, which a Presidential Advisory Committee says might force the Federal Government to take drastic measures against the protesting youths.
Tweeting for the first time since the #EndSARS protests across the nation started, Mrs Buhari uploaded a video on her Twitter page showing her husband and service chiefs having a round table meeting, accompanying it with a statement ‘#Achechijamaa’, which translates to ‘#SavethePeople’.
— Aisha M. Buhari (@aishambuhari) October 17, 2020
Although the First Lady did not explicitly state who the message was directed to, Nigerians are of the opinion that Mrs Buhari was trolling her husband, who had since been described as a “bad boy” by one of the #EndSARS protesters.