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  • Updated: June 13, 2024

Pardon incarcerated #EndSARS protesters, Sani begs Tinubu

Pardon incarcerated #EndSARS protesters, Sani begs Tinubu

Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, has called on President Bola Tinubu to pardon individuals still incarcerated due to their involvement in the 2020 #EndSARS protests.

These protests, led by Nigerian youths, were against Police brutality and other issues in the country.

Following the protests, some Police stations and officers were attacked, resulting in numerous arrests.

While some protesters have since been released, others remain detained in various police stations.

Speaking at a special dinner organised to mark Democracy Day at the State House Conference Centre in Abuja, Sani highlighted the need to recognize these protesters as champions of democracy.

He urged President Tinubu to grant them freedom, emphasising their struggle for justice, freedom and democracy.

He appealed to Tinubu, acknowledging his history of supporting protests, to extend this support to the detained #EndSARS protesters by granting them pardon.

His words, “There were young people who were still in detention as a result of EndSARS protest. They are young people who are protesting for justice for freedom and for democracy. Any young protester in Nigeria today learnt from you. Because you were the father of protest in Nigeria. Do something about it. Give them the freedom.

“You taught us. You funded us to stand up and fight so they are your children and your grandchildren, give them the pardon. Thank you. And God bless.”

The dinner was attended by President Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima, alongside their spouses.

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