The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has alleged that the recent #EndSARS protest in Nigeria was aimed at removing President Muhammadu Buhari from power.
Mr. Adamu made the claim on Tuesday in Port Harcourt, during a meeting between the leaders of the South-south region and a delegation from Nigeria’s presidency, according to a press statement from the Rivers State Government House.
Adamu alleged that intelligence has confirmed that the EndSARS protest was funded from within and outside the country,” said the statement issued by Governor Nyesom Wike’s media aide, Kelvin Ebiri.
“He further added that one of the primary objectives of the protest was to effect a regime change,” the statement said.
The police chief said fake news gave “impetus” to the protests which lasted for days.