President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, said that the #EndSARS protests held last year was aimed at removing him from office as the country’s leader.
VANTAGE NEWS had through series of reports, covered the #EndSARS protests by Nigerian youths calling for the disbandment of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and for an end to various forms of police brutality.
However, Buhari, while speaking in an interview organised by Arise TV and monitored by VANTAGE NEWS, said the #EndSARS protest was an attempt to remove him from office.
When asked how he could improve foreign direct investment in Nigeria, Buhari said, “This question was answered last year when there was the #EndSARS protest. You remember the young people that wanted to march here and remove me?”
The statement by Buhari is generating reactions and reintroduced the #EndSARS on various social media platforms, especially Twitter.
See reactions below:
Over 99 #EndSARS protesters were shot on General Buhari’s orders in Lagos.
Protesters were shot at Alausa, Lekki, all over Lagos State, only because Buhari felt threatened by young people who demanded to live. Think of how sickening that is.
— Rinu #EndSARS🔥🔫 (@SavvyRinu) June 10, 2021
To some extent, I can see why he thought the #EndSARS protest was organized to remove him from office.
They got into office on the back of staged protests, so to them a protest is not the legitimate cry of people, it's propaganda…
That's where we are as a country
— Aproko Doctor (@aproko_doctor) June 10, 2021
When President Buhari says #EndSARS was organized to remove him from office, does he mean that police brutality & human rights violations are perpetrated to keep him in office?
— 20.10.2020 (@I_Am_Ilemona) June 10, 2021
President Buhari, #EndSars wasn’t about removing you from office. It was a protest against police brutality and injustice. It was never about regime change.
— Dípò Awójídé, PhD, FHEA (@OgbeniDipo) June 10, 2021
We thank AriseTV for exposing the reason behind #LekkiMassacre of #EndSARS protesters. General Buhari thought they wanted to overthrow him. Buhari is focused on personal security, not national security or prosperity#KeepitOn #TableShaker #BuhariTormentor #MalamiComeAndArrestMe
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) June 10, 2021
This was the reason he unleashed soldiers on #Endsars protesters, @MBuhari only concern is how to kill young people because he believed that #Endsars protesters wanted to iremove him from office. Well, now everyone is tired and we are saying #Buharimustgo #June12protest @ARISEtv pic.twitter.com/SzwV33lpt5
— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) June 10, 2021
— Soraya (@MelaninQ9) June 10, 2021
Arise TV proved that Buhari:
1. is incapable
2. is against Restructuring
3. have no comment on Twitter ban
4. sees Niger Republic as his cousins
5. thinks open grazing is good for Nigeria
6. is convinced South East can’t lead his Army.
7. views #EndSARS as attempt to remove him.
— NEFERTITI (@firstladyship) June 10, 2021
— ❤️OBI of Abakaliki 😍 (@AudinoAustin25) June 10, 2021