Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abaubakar Sa’ad lll condemns the attack on #EndSARS protesters by soldiers

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People carry placards in continuation of ongoing demonstrations to call for the scrapping of the controversial police unit at Ikeja, on October 9, 2020. - Nigeria's top police chief banned a controversial anti-robbery unit and other special agents from mounting roadblocks and carrying out stop-and-search operations over accusations of abuses. Inspector-General of Police Muhammed Adamu said the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other tactical squads must stop such operations "with immediate effect". Adamu said the decision followed findings that "a few personnel" in undercover tactical squads have abused their position "to perpetrate all forms of illegality". (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abaubakar Sa’ad lll has condemned the attack on #EndSARS protesters by soldiers in Lagos.

The Sultan of Sokoto, who is the spiritual leader of Nigerian Muslims, decried the hijack of a peaceful protest by hoodlums which had resulted into killings and destructions of property.

He appealed to the Federal Government to apply wisdom and maturity in handling the crisis.

The Sultan spoke through the Secretary General of the JNI, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu in a statement in Kaduna on Thursday.

In the statement titled, #EndSARS imbroglio: general appeal for calm,’ the religious body, also appealed to genuine protesters to withdraw from the streets.