BY KUNLE SOLAJA.
Nigeria’s Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu has thrown his weight behind the Nigerian youths calling for holistic reforms in the country.
Nigeria has been under a wave of nationwide demonstration by the youths calling for an end to the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force.
At the height of the demonstration, the military applied excessive force leading to death of scores of peaceful demonstrators.
In the aftermath, there have been reprisal attacks and arson targeting major institutions and properties.
In a whatsapp message from Senator Orji Kalu who was also a former governor of Abia State in the golden era of Enyimba FC, the law maker remarks: “The major responsibility of the NIGERIAN POLICE is to ensure that they protect the LIVES & PROPERTIES of the citizenry.
“It is indeed painful to hear that some members of the FORCE & SARS have misused the power vested on them to brutalize some citizens.
“This must stop, my heartfelt condolence goes out to everyone that has lost their loved ones through police brutality and the ongoing protests.
“I stand with NIGERIANS and the YOUTHS in these trying times.” The message ended with hash tag slogans: #OUK #KeepHopeAlive #UnitedTogetherStronger