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Afaglo Appeals To ECOWAS Chairman

Mr Novihoho Afaglo has called on the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to intervene on happenings in Nigeria to end police brutality.

Mr Afaglo whois also The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Marrer Ghana Limited and Sustgad Boat Building and Fishing Industry,  said it is time Nana Akufo-Addo place an emergency call to the Nigerian President, Mohammed Buhari to stop the killing of innocent people who are demanding for their rights.

While he admits the citizens and the youth have taken the law into their own hands, killing them isn’t the best solution.

Background

For weeks now, tens of thousands of Nigerians have  taken to the streets daily, protesting against police brutality.

mobilised through social media, they began staging demonstrations calling for the abolition of the federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), which has long been accused of unlawful arrests, torture and extra judicial killings.

The hashtag #EndSARS has been trending not just in Nigeria but across the world for several weeks now.

SARS) was a Nigerian Police Force unit created in the late 1992 to deal with crimes associated with robbery,  motor vehicle theft, kidnapping, cattle rustling, and firearms.

It was part of the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID).

This brutality has taken the centre stage on Twitter and other social media platforms, equating it to similar murder of innocent black Africans in the United States of America some few months ago on the popular ‘BlackLivesMatter’ match which shook the world.

“So it is time the President as the Chairman of ECOWAS to call president Mohammed Buhari to order before the whole world start mocking Africa,” he stated.

“It is my humble plea that you put that call through to end the killing now.”


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