BREAKING: Buhari vows to end police brutality

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President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and IG of Police, Mohammed Adamu during a meeting at the Aso Villa
President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and IG of Police, Mohammed Adamu during a meeting at the Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to bring an end to police brutality in Nigeria following protests across the country against police harassment, extortion and killings.

President Buhari in company of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo met with the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu on Friday evening.

Shortly after the meeting, he noted that his administration was committed to ensuring reforms in the country.

“I met again with the IGP tonight. Our determination to reform the police should never be in doubt,” he said.

“I am being briefed regularly on the reform efforts ongoing to end police brutality and unethical conduct, and ensure that the police are fully accountable to the people.

“The IG already has my firm instructions to conclusively address the concerns of Nigerians regarding these excesses, and ensure erring personnel are brought to justice. I appeal for patience & calm, even as Nigerians freely exercise their right to peacefully make their views known.

“The vast majority of men and women of the Nigeria Police Force are patriotic and committed to protecting the lives and livelihoods of Nigerians, and we will continue to support them to do their job,” he added.