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END SWAT: CUPP ISSUES WARNING TO BUHARI OVER USE OF ARMED THUGS AGAINST PROTESTERS,

The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has rejected the ban on protest and use of armed thugs to attack protesters in the ongoing nationwide protests to end the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS and the newly set up Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) CUPP describes the move as provocative, primitive, barbaric, autocratic, illegal and an act capable of igniting more confusion. They described the move as a clear sign that the government is not ready to end brutality against citizens. The opposition warned the All Progressives Congress, APC, government to respect the constitutional rights of patriotic young Nigerians to protest and not hide under the cover of COVID-19 regulations that they never obeyed to attack protesters. The Coalition further advised the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, not to drag the Nigeria Army into politics or deploy soldiers against innocent civilians. The political parties urged Buratai to show force against Boko Haram and bandits that have taken over parts of the country including the village of President Muhammadu Buhari and not innocent protesters. CUPP called on the government to focus on ending brutality of security forces and insecurity and the alleged corruption-ridden administration.