Nana Akufo Addo finally speaks on #ENDSARS protest in Nigeria

The president of ECOWAS took opportunity to express his condolence to friends and families and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

Nana Akufo Addo finally speaks on #ENDSARS protest in Nigeria
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, ECOWAS president

The President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has finally spoken on the #ENDSARS protests ongoing in Nigeria.

The peaceful campaign against Police brutality in the West African country escalated when Nigerian soldiers deployed by government to oversee a curfew in Lagos on Tuesday which was reported breached leading to open fire at a key protest site in Lekki, Lagos.


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BBC Nigeria later confirmed that 12 people have been killed with others injured.

Many have questioned the silence of the international community with the expectation that their influence could calm down tensions in Nigeria.

The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo took to his Twitter page on Wednesday evening to notify the world that ECOWAS is working behind the scenes to ensure peace is maintained in the West African country.

I join all well-meaning persons in calling for calm and the use of dialogue in resolving the #EndSARS impasse in Nigeria,” he wrote.

“I have spoken with President Buhari, who is committed to this end and has begun the processes that will lead to reform.

“Violence, be it on the part of the Police or protesters, cannot be the solution. To the families who have lost their loved ones, I express my sincere condolences, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery,” he added.

ECOWAS earlier released a statement and expressed their condolence to families and friends who lost their lives and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

They have charged the Federal government to conduct investigations that led to the attack and return peace on the land.