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Democracy Day: Pardon EndSARS protesters that are still in detention – Shehu Sani tells Tinubu

Former Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has asked President Bola Tinubu to pardon those incarcerated over the #EndSARS protest in 2020.

Some Nigerian youths in 2020 took to the streets to protest against police brutality and the situation in the country. But in the wake of the protest, some police stations, formations, and officers were damaged across the country, leading to some arrests.

While some of the arrested protesters were released, others are believed to continue being held up in various police stations.

Speaking at a special dinner Organised to mark Democracy Day held at the State House Conference Centre in Abuja, Sani said those who took part in the protest should also be considered champions of democracy.

Senator Sani noted that he and other of his peers who were part of the fight to entrench democracy in Nigeria as the ENDSARS protesters learnt from President Tinubu to be dogged.

“Mr President, there are some people who are still in detention as a result of the #EndSARS protest, there are young people who were protesting for justice, freedom and for democracy.

” Any young protestant in Nigeria today learn from you because you were the founder of protest in Nigeria. Do something about it, give them the freedom.

” You taught us, you funded us to stand up and fight. So, they are your children and your grand children. Give them the pardon.”

 

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