The long-awaited voice has finally been heard. President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo Addo has finally broken his silence on the ongoing #ENDSARS protest in Nigeria.
Graphic scenes posted on social media showed protesters fleeing as security forces, including soldiers, shot live rounds towards the crowds.
Several Nigerians have been protesting in recent days and demanding an end to Police brutality in the country.
On Tuesday, reports emerged that the military opened fire on some #EndSARS protestors at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos State.
Pressure began mounting on Akufo-Addo to comment on the happenings in Nigeria in his capacity as ECOWAS Chair.
Sharing his concern on his Twitter page, Nana Akufo Addo said that he has spoken to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, and urged him to put an end to the current brutality in Nigeria.
“I join all well-meaning persons in calling for calm, and the use of dialogue in resolving the #EndSARS impasse in Nigeria.
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 said.
See tweet below:
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. 2/2 #EndSARS
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) October 21, 2020