President Buhari warns protest hijackers
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President Muhammadu Buhari has warned the hijackers of the peaceful protests of the #ENDSARS protesters.
The president addressing the nation on Thursday night stated that it is the responsibility of the demonstrators to operate within the law.
“The choice to demonstrate peacefully is a fundamental right of citizens as enshrined in Section 40 of our Constitution and other enactments; but this right to protest also imposes on the demonstrators the responsibility to respect the rights of other citizens, and the necessity to operate within the law.”
He assured Nigerians of his commitment to protecting the lives and properties.
“We shall continue to ensure that liberty and freedom, as well as the fundamental rights of all citizens, are protected.”
“But remember that government also has the obligation to protect lives and properties, as well as the right of citizens to go about their daily businesses freely and protected from acts of violence.”