Bukola Saraki, former Senate President, on Friday urged the Federal government to listen to Nigerian youths protesting against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, unit of the Nigeria Police Force.
Saraki urged the government to engage the protesting youths on matters concerning their well being.
In a tweet, the former Senate President expressed hope that his approach would help calm the aggrieved youths.
“The reports of the aggression meted out to young Nigerians protesting the high handedness of rogue units of @PoliceNG are deeply disturbing.
“Leaders of our nation ought to listen to and engage with our youths on matters concerning their wellbeing. I hope this approach changes soon,” Saraki tweeted.
This is coming at a time policemen attacked protesters in Abuja with tear gas.
Also, Saraki’s former aide, Olu Onemola was arrested over his involvement in the protest in Abuja.