The Nigerian Senate has pleaded with Nigerians in a bid to halt the ongoing nationwide #EndSARS protest and give room for peace.
The senate president, Ahmad Lawan made this call after receiving security briefings of the nationwide protests from the heads of security outfits in the country.
Lawan, alongside other principal officers, received the heads of security services in his office on Thursday.
The meeting had the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and the Director General of Department of State Services, Yusuf Magaji Bichi in attendance.
In a statement emanated from the media office of the senate president after the meeting, the senate president called on all political and religious leaders as well as all well-meaning Nigerians to chant down the nationwide demonstration.
Lawa in the statement titled, “#EndSARS: Senate urges Intervention of all Nigerians to halt protests,” was of the view that the time has riped for the protests to come to an end.
He said, “All leaders, regardless of their political affiliations, regardless of our religious passuasion, regardless of our geopolitical locations, we must stand up and ensure that these protests come to an end.
“This is because the protests are now taking a different dimension from the originally conceived protest by those who meant well by asking for SARS to be disbanded.
“Those that are going about protesting have shown clearly that they have no affiliation, no relationship whatsoever with the original #EndSARS protest.
“I will take this opportunity to urge all well meaning Nigerians that this is our country, that everyone must show interest in its survival and in its peace.”
The Senate President said that the leadership of the Senate invited the IGP and the DG of DSS for a briefing on the current situation of the #EndSARS demonstration going on in many parts of the country.
He said further, “This is for the leadership of the Senate to be properly informed of the situation. We have been talking, discussing, consulting with our colleagues in the Senate, in the National Assembly generally and people on the executive side of government and outside of government on how best we can approach this issue, this challenge, so that we are able to bring it to an end.
“We are not in support of any violent protest by anyone. We believe that the #EndSARS protest started very genuinely and those who started it are Patriots who wanted to see change and change was initiated immediately.”