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#ENDSARS: Buhari wants members of the international community to avoid hasty conclusions on events in Nigeria

Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari has asked the international community to make adequate findings before commenting on issues about the country.

Buhari in a nationwide broadcast on Thursday, announced that his government will not allow the continuous breakdown of law and order.

The president expressed regrets over the loss of lives and appealed to the #EndSARS protesters to leave the streets, saying their voices have been heard.

“It has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the Security Chiefs,” he said.

“I must warn those who have hijacked and misdirected the initial, genuine and well – intended protest of some of our youths in parts of the country, against the excesses of some members of the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

“On Monday 12th October, I acknowledged the genuine concerns and agitations of members of the public regarding the excessive use of force by some members of SARS… To our neighbours in particular, and members of the international community, many of whom have expressed concern about the ongoing development in Nigeria, we thank you and urge you all to seek to know all the facts available before taking a position or rushing to judgement and making hasty pronouncements.”

Many Nigerians on social media condemned the president’s speech as insipid and lacking empathy. His refusal to mention the massacre of protesters at Lekki on Tuesday has drawn anger from several commentators who accused the president of being out of sync with the reality on ground.