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EXCLUSIVE: Buhari Cancels Visit To Daura For ‘Short Rest’ Over Fear Of #EndSARS Memorial Protest




President Muhammadu has cancelled his go to to Daura, Katsina State over the deliberate protest throughout the nation in commemoration of the primary anniversary of the #EndSARS protest.

SaharaReporters had reported that the President was anticipated to depart Abuja this weekend for Daura for a ‘brief relaxation’. 

Buhari had on September 26 returned from New York, United States after taking part within the 76th Session of the United Nations Basic Meeting (UNGA76), with the theme, “Constructing Resilience By means of Hope – To Get well from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Reply to Wants of the Planet, Respect the Rights of Individuals and Revitalise the United Nations.”

He had departed for the UN Meeting on September 19. 

And shortly after returning to the nation, Nigeria celebrated its 61st Independence Day Anniversary, which once more took Buhari out of his consolation zone. 

In keeping with a presidential supply, for a youthful and more healthy chief who’s used to exhausting bodily and psychological work, such a busy schedule might not be too taxing. 

Nevertheless, contemplating Buhari’s age and well being, the supply stated he most likely discovered the latest actions taxing sufficient to require some relaxation. 

“He is departing for Daura this weekend for house relaxation. He simply needs to go and relaxation. He’ll return subsequent week,” a presidential supply had informed SaharaReporters on Wednesday.

Nevertheless, sources on Thursday stated the journey has been cancelled over the deliberate #EndSARS memorial protests on October 20, 2021.

“The sooner journey to Daura has been stepped down over threats of the resurgence of #EndSARS memorial rebellion,” one of many sources informed SaharaReporters.

Taunting the President in a Twitter put up, human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore stated, “The FEAR of #EndSARSProtest is the start of WISDOM. Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his journey to Daura the place he was going to relaxation! However now due to #Endsars for subsequent week, man is scared! No Relaxation for the depraved! #RevolutionNow #EndSARS #buharimustgo.”

Buhari had previously claimed final yr’s #EndSARS protest towards police brutality was geared toward eradicating him from workplace.

He added that those that participated within the protest have made Nigeria unattractive to buyers.

“This query was answered final yr when there was the #EndSARS protest. You keep in mind the younger those that wished to march right here and take away me?

“Inform the younger folks to behave themselves and make the nation protected, then we will entice actual buyers to the nation,” he had stated throughout an interview with Come up TV.

The #EndSARS protest, which was held between October 8 and 20 final yr, was a public outcry for an finish to police brutality, extrajudicial killings, extortion and abuse of energy, particularly by officers of the defunct Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS).

The protest, which began peacefully, led to the disbandment of SARS by the Nigerian authorities.

The protest was dropped at a halt on October 20, 2020, when officers of the Nigerian Military shot on the protesters, killing and injuring a few of them on the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos.

This yr, the Nigeria Police have threatened to quash any protest held in reminiscence of the victims.

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