You Negotiate With Terrorists, Negotiate With Protesters – Falana Tells Nigerian Government

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana, has asked the Federal Government to hold talks with #EndSARS protesters and grant their demands, the same way it negotiates with terrorists.

Falana said this on Wednesday during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today.

“The government must engage in dialogue with leaders of the protesting groups,” he said. “After all, the government negotiates with terrorists so why don’t you negotiate with patriots like the young men and women that are protesting all over the country.”

He believes that the talks backed by steps that meet the demands of Nigerians who have taken to the streets are the only way the government can end the nationwide protests.

One of the necessary steps is for the Federal Government to ensure that protesters are protected.

Another, according to him, is for a full-fledged inquiry into the outright killings of Nigerians by police officers.

He also called on state Attorneys-General to take over the prosecution of cases.

Nigeria currently does not run a state policing system and that limits the control governors have over security matters regarding their states.

Falana, however, says that with nearly 98 percent of crimes in the country committed at the state level, there is the need for a more decentralised system of policing.



– Channelstv

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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