FORMER Vice President Atiku Abubakar has appealed to the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd . ), to resist the temptation of using maximum force to disperse protesters engaged in the peaceful # EndSARS nationwide protest .
Atiku made the appeal in a tweet on his verified twitter handle @ atiku , on Tuesday .
While expressing sadness over the loss of innocent lives following the infiltration of hoodlums , the former vice president also called on the president to address the nation.
He wrote in the tweet , “ I am saddened by the loss of lives following the infiltration of hoodlums in the # EndSARS peaceful protests.
“ My appeal to the government of @ MBuhari (President Buhari ) is that he must not succumb to the temptation to use further maximum force on # EndSARS protesters .
“ The # EndSARS protesters are not unreasonable ; they mean well and acted responsibly . This is the time to appeal to their reason by speedily implementing their reasonable demands . The use of maximum force will aggravate , rather than placate .