The Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu has called on Singer Naira Marley to cancel scheduled protest he called over the brutality of young men by the policemen in the country.
Naira Marley called for the protest after the outrage on the extortion, harassment and brutality faced by young men and women across the South East and West.
In response, Naira Marley called off the protest stating that a lot of change are being made and gave the police a week to see changes.
He wrote, “We won’t be protesting anymore because there’s a lot of changes being made right now. As a Marlian we will give them a week to see the changes and if there are no changes we will start a mass protest. #togetherwecan
The protest was a cry for change, Nigerian youths and citizens should feel safe. The government have promised to make changes. Whilst we anticipate their actions it’s important we stick together to sort the issues on the ground, #EndSARSBrutality #EndPoliceBrutality”
The official handle of the police force took to Twitter to say, “The Inspector General of Police wishes to inform Nigerian youths that their voices and complaints on the issues of unprofessional conducts by some SARS operatives have been heard very loudly and clearly.
The Force is irrevocably committed to changing these narratives and undertaking far-reaching reforms to reposition SARS and other Tactical Squads for better service delivery. The Orders and restrictions on the operations of SARS and others already issued by the IGP are just the initial steps out of the many reforms planned for the Tactical Squads.”
He further stated that the leadership of the entire police force will work with the Ministry of Youth and other stakeholders, including Youth leaders, youth entrepreneurs, CSOs and others in formulating and implementing consensual reforms.
“Today, Tuesday 6th October 2020, by 11 am, the Force PRO- DCP Frank Mba will be having a live Instagram chat with Naira Marley to answer questions and discuss the concerns of young Nigerians on the issues of SARS operations and other burning issues. Please stay tuned.”