A former President, Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday broke his silence on the ongoing protest against Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and police brutality in the country, warning that no Nigerian’s blood should be spilled.
Jonathan made this known in a series of tweets on Twitter. He described the protest as peaceful adding that the move would advance the cause of Nigeria.
“No Nigerian blood needs to be spilled or life lost during a peaceful protest that seeks to advance our country,” he said.
“We may hold different views on national issues, but there is no doubt that most people desire the same thing for Nigeria: a place where we can all live out the full potential of our God-given abilities. I implore everyone to exercise restraint as we walk through these challenging times.”
Jonathan’s remarks followed the series of protests by thousands of youths who have been protesting against police brutality, harassment and killings by policemen across major cities since last week.
…a place where we can all live out the full potential of our God-given abilities. I implore everyone to exercise restraint as we walk through these challenging times.— Goodluck E. Jonathan (@GEJonathan) October 13, 2020