Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu on Monday made an unscheduled appearance at the Lekki Toll where protesters gathered Monday to demand Police reforms.
Sanwo-Olu’s attempt to appease the crowd and assuage their feelings came minutes after Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the issue on his Twitter handle, promising”extensive Police reforms.”
“Democracy is working. You have freely been expressing yourselves for the past five days,” the Lagos Governor said.
“For the first time, a clear pronouncement has been made around SARS. It is the first time your voice is now being heard loud and clear.”
The #EndSARS protests have rocked Nigeria for days as citizens demanded the dissolution of a despised Police unit known as the Special Anti-robbery Squad.
Despite Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu announcing the dissolution of the unit on Sunday, protests have continued in different parts of the country including the capital Abuja, and commercial capital, Lagos.
Apart from Lekki, protests have spread to different parts of Nigeria’s largest city, with casualties ring recorded in Surulere.