Nigerian youths have taken to Twitter to express their anger as the Nigerian police force filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja demanding an end to the various states’ judicial panels of inquiry probing allegations of rights abuses and other acts of the brutality of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad and other police tactical units.
According to the report, the plaintiff in the suit marked, FHC/ABJ/CS/1492/2020, requested that the court restrain the Attorneys-General of the 36 states of the federation and their various panels of inquiry from conducting the probe against unjustified killings and police brutality on citizens in the country.
The decision to set up an investigative panel against 104 police personnel in Abuja was taken by the National Economic Council members including the 36 state governors and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, in the aftermath of the recent nationwide #EndSARS protests demanding an end to police brutality.
The police force argued that the state governments lacked the power to constitute the panels to investigate activities of the police force and its officials in the conduct of their statutory duties, thereby asking the court to put an end to the judicial panel probing police brutality in the country.
Following the news, Young Nigerians have taken to their Twitter account to trend the hashtag #EndSARS again threatening to hit the streets for another Endsars protest if the judicial panel is stopped.
Here are some of their tweets
Like I said a month ago, this isn’t the time to be reasonable, cooperative or come to any foolish table.
— Editi Effiòng (@EditiEffiong) December 3, 2020
After over a month, none of our “5 for 5” demands have been met and they still want to scrap the judicial panel. Retweet aggressively let the world know what is going on in Nigeria #EndSARS pic.twitter.com/cWVJzR2m8v
— Uncle Bayotics (@unclebayotics) December 3, 2020
The police want to stop the investigation because Several state panels have already started hearing cases on police abuses and so many hidden atrocities committed by them are popping up .#EndSARS
— Omo Kiikan 💙 (@OmoKiikan) December 3, 2020
#EndSars they thought we risk our lives and lost good people for this fight just for fun? Buhari government is mad. If they tamper with judicial panel nothing will stop us from going to street again and we will be ready for there hoodlums. pic.twitter.com/j1EKYDpOoa
— willint (@tobi_williams1) December 3, 2020
Welcome to the 2nd wave of #EndSARS. The govt instead of listening to our demands, they decided to silence, intimidate and subdue us.
We are back with our energy refreshed; zeal and ambition reinforced; and more determined than ever! pic.twitter.com/BJkmw9WlJf
— V.Chukwuma (@VCOo__) December 3, 2020
— Collins ✌ (@_collinsville) December 3, 2020
Wondering why the #EndSARS is trending again?
Here you go:
– The Protesters bank accounts are still frozen.
– IGP has not been sacked and he has even vowed never to allow protests
– And now the police wants the Judicial panels(set up by the federal government itself) scrapped.
— • General Zee 🎭 • #EndSARS (@heisTactic) December 3, 2020
This time we need to be more organized so we can counter there moves, we have seen how deep they can lie, fix our own CCTV camera, put up lights at all strategic Place we will protest, have a body which is unknown #EndSARS pic.twitter.com/11hLmsZIhK
— Lotty (@_Peter_Kingsley) December 3, 2020