Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari to not use the Navy towards #EndSARS protesters.
He additionally stated the Chief of Military Employees, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, dangers going through the Worldwide Legal Court docket (ICC) if any of the protesters is killed.
In an announcement because the Chairman of the Alliance for Survival of COVID-19 and Past (ASCAB), Falana suggested Buhari to withdraw plans to have interaction troopers for what’s a purely democratic situation.
ASCAB stated protests have commonplace internationally as seen in Hong Kong, US, France, South Africa, Belarus and even in Sudan.
“It’s unlucky that the Nigerian authorities is sending a sign to the navy that it has a task to play in a purely civil matter.
“The plan to deploy troopers is harmful. It’s going to push Nigeria into the crimson gentle district of worldwide reckoning,” the assertion learn.
It urged “Buhari to not use troopers to quell a peaceable, civil protest. The protesters have been lawful. The few circumstances of violence have been related to armed thugs disrupting the protests coupled with the taking pictures of protesters by safety operatives.
“The political class is isolating Nigerians from governance. State assets are squandered by just a few, corrupt individuals who through the years have failed to handle institutional rot that continues to gasoline anger and desperation of the toiling folks.”
The Nigerian Military on Sunday, denied that Operation Crocodile Smile VI which begins this Tuesday, is focused at #EndSARS protesters throughout the nation.