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Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by LostAddict1: 3:44am On Oct 15
President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected a request from the Nigerian Army to quell ongoing #EndSARS protests with soldiers, Peoples Gazette can report, on the account that such approach could backfire.

Mr. Buhari said heavily armed soldiers with directive to open fire should be the last resort — if at all they’ll be considered — because of the spontaneous and elaborate nature of the ongoing pushback against decades police brutality, according to a presidency and two military sources briefed on the matter Wednesday night.

Our sources said Mr. Buratai and some of his generals are increasingly furious that #EndSARS protesters have refused to stand down.

He sought the president’s permission to deploy soldiers to disperse protesters and take over demonstration grounds in Lagos and Abuja, a senior administration official told the Gazette shortly after 11:00 p.m.

The official said Mr. Buhari fear that the protests could grow bigger if any attempt is made to use soldiers to violently suppress it.

“The president is wary of escalating the situation,” our source said. “He does not want this to backfire because there are many locations that protests are holding across the country.”

Chief of staff Ibrahim Gambari was amongst those who advised the president against troops deployment.

National security adviser Babagana Monguno did not take part in the meeting but a source said he would be briefed. The Gazette has yet to establish whether or not the NSA was briefed, and a telephone number for him did not immediately connect Wednesday night.



Mr. Buratai’s proposal followed a week-long demonstration that has refused to wane despite government acceding to some of the key requests from the protesters.

On Sunday, police chief Mohammed Adamu announced immediate abolition of the special anti-robbery squad, a police detective unit whose decades of corruption and ruthlessness sparked the world-famous hashtag.

He also announced a new unit that would replace the defunct brutal squad.

Mr. Buhari in additional repeatedly assured that his administration would take police reforms more seriously, but urged protesters to embrace dialogue around a sustainable solution.

The protesters have declined to end the campaign until at least five fundamental issues that border on citizens’ rights and restitution thousands of SARS victims.

But top government and security appointees of the president are seething and “now itching” to do something immediately.

Their desperation followed several advises that they have given the president over the past week; including some without any form of law enforcement intervention.

A military source said the president and his key insiders are reluctant to take a straight position because they are still learning to understand the main actors of the protests.


“The president may still be asking for time to better understand the protesters first,” a military brass-hat told the Gazette. “But the president recognises that these categories of protesters are not the same as members of the Shiite sect.”

https://peoplesgazette.com/exclusive-buhari-rejects-army-chief-buratais-request-to-deploy-soldiers-for-endsars/

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by Johnnyessence(m): 3:46am On Oct 15
LostAddict1:
President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected a request from the Nigerian Army to quell ongoing #EndSARS protests with soldiers, Peoples Gazette can report, on the account that such approach could backfire.

Mr. Buhari said heavily armed soldiers with directive to open fire should be the last resort — if at all they’ll be considered — because of the spontaneous and elaborate nature of the ongoing pushback against decades police brutality, according to a presidency and two military sources briefed on the matter Wednesday night.

Our sources said Mr. Buratai and some of his generals are increasingly furious that #EndSARS protesters have refused to stand down.

He sought the president’s permission to deploy soldiers to disperse protesters and take over demonstration grounds in Lagos and Abuja, a senior administration official told the Gazette shortly after 11:00 p.m.

The official said Mr. Buhari fear that the protests could grow bigger if any attempt is made to use soldiers to violently suppress it.

“The president is wary of escalating the situation,” our source said. “He does not want this to backfire because there are many locations that protests are holding across the country.”

Chief of staff Ibrahim Gambari was amongst those who advised the president against troops deployment.

National security adviser Babagana Monguno did not take part in the meeting but a source said he would be briefed. The Gazette has yet to establish whether or not the NSA was briefed, and a telephone number for him did not immediately connect Wednesday night.



Mr. Buratai’s proposal followed a week-long demonstration that has refused to wane despite government acceding to some of the key requests from the protesters.

On Sunday, police chief Mohammed Adamu announced immediate abolition of the special anti-robbery squad, a police detective unit whose decades of corruption and ruthlessness sparked the world-famous hashtag.

He also announced a new unit that would replace the defunct brutal squad.

Mr. Buhari in additional repeatedly assured that his administration would take police reforms more seriously, but urged protesters to embrace dialogue around a sustainable solution.

The protesters have declined to end the campaign until at least five fundamental issues that border on citizens’ rights and restitution thousands of SARS victims.

But top government and security appointees of the president are seething and “now itching” to do something immediately.

Their desperation followed several advises that they have given the president over the past week; including some without any form of law enforcement intervention.

A military source said the president and his key insiders are reluctant to take a straight position because they are still learning to understand the main actors of the protests.


“The president may still be asking for time to better understand the protesters first,” a military brass-hat told the Gazette. “But the president recognises that these categories of protesters are not the same as members of the Shiite sect.”

Source: https://peoplesgazette.com/exclusive-buhari-rejects-army-chief-buratais-request-to-deploy-soldiers-for-endsars/
that's where Nigeria will destroyed totally. they should just start it. we are waiting for them.

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by SLAP44: 3:46am On Oct 15
What made him not try it?

By January, there would have been a United nations supervised referendum on Nigeria to determine how many countries the people want to divide to.

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by curfew: 3:49am On Oct 15
In summary, Fulani power mongers are plotting the best way to kill Southern youths in order to stop the protest.

We must continue.

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by tundchip2: 3:57am On Oct 15

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by mascot87(m): 4:00am On Oct 15
We shall drag Buratai on Twitter

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by NaMe4: 4:04am On Oct 15
This Buratai smh! No update from the recently activated war-mode in Borno?

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by Mathantics: 4:06am On Oct 15
They are ready to deploy soldiers to peaceful protesters but can't deploy soldiers to bandits, Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram.


Southerners will know why the North control almost all security agencies.

This is not matter of APC and PDP but some people made it look like it was so.

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by EXOUSIAng(m): 4:11am On Oct 15
If the military steps in, this will automatically become a complete revolution.... the army would have to bite more than they can chew....
Ogun kee Buratai in Jesus name

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by MajesticKris: 4:14am On Oct 15
He should try an see..
He couldn't deploy soldiers to help fight bandits, cus they are he's brothers..

He couldn't deploy soldiers to fight bandits when they attached, the GOVERNOR OF BORON..

Na for our Body ,he wan show Power..

If that's he's only way of tackling this situation, that means he's incompetent...

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by NaMe4: 4:21am On Oct 15
MajesticKris:
He should try an see..
He couldn't deploy soldiers to help fight bandits, cus they are he's brothers..

If that's he's only way of tackling this situation, that means he's incompetent...

It's obvious he is.

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by Newskey: 4:24am On Oct 15
Funny People in Government #endSARS now

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by SARSUPDATE: 4:40am On Oct 15
The idiot cannot defeat boko harambe but proud to deploy soldiers to face harmless citizens. What a bastard and coward.

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by orisa37: 4:42am On Oct 15
BUHARI should sack BURAITAI now for this provocative Failure.

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by Orbito: 4:46am On Oct 15
Buhari is a bad boi

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by protests: 4:50am On Oct 15
If you are tired of Abuja, Go Sambisa ... la la la la
They can't fight Boko Haram, it is Boys they can face.
Nigeria Army, mind your business.
Ok sisters! IT IS TIME TO GIVE BURATAI a Change.org page. Copy.
#FGisHigh

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by thesilentman(m): 4:50am On Oct 15
jeez! see suggestion for civilian matter.How many suggestion you don make against boko this year?
Too bad...
Shey everybody eye don open now say God no destine this country to be one?

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by Guestlander: 4:51am On Oct 15
Unreliable news source.

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by DWJOBScom(m): 4:56am On Oct 15
I dont believe this story
As they don't consult President Buhari before they act - he is always shocked after they've acted
Naaaa I dont

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by LostAddict1: 4:56am On Oct 15
We protest peacefully, they beat us.
We protest peacefully, they arrest us.
We protest peacefully, they shoot at us.
We protest peacefully, they kill us.
Now they're trying to take away our fundamental right to protest and be heard, what is our offence?

That will requested to have our lives spared by those that are meant to protect us. Sending the military looks like the right thing to do maybe it will finally break the back of the camel. All hell will be let loose, and this maybe the greatest undoing of this government because whatever happened in the Arab Spring will be child's play compared to what will happen. You can't kill us all.

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by chrisxxx(m): 4:57am On Oct 15
EndBurataiTerm#
Is the next drive.

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by LostAddict1: 4:57am On Oct 15
Guestlander:
Unreliable news source.

The Guardian also reported it.

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by Goldencheese(m): 4:59am On Oct 15
SLAP44:
What made him not try it?

By January, there would have been a United nations supervised referendum on Nigeria to determine how many countries the people want to divide to.

grin grin
Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by Chiedu4Trump: 4:59am On Oct 15
Once its not cows,Buhari no care

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by superCleanworks(m): 5:01am On Oct 15
open fire & get a hell storm

but honestly, i don't believe this story that a chief of army would turn his face from bokoharam and be begging for permission to scatter civilian protest.

or is this news fashioned to make bubu appear like the good guy who saved the protesters from army koboko & bullet?

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by NaijaRoyalty(m): 5:04am On Oct 15
Try it and watch the country go up in flames

Dumb asses

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by DorianD(m): 5:06am On Oct 15
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Same Dude who couldn't contain Boko boys

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by Mikelarteta(m): 5:41am On Oct 15
This idiot can not deploy soldiers to end Boko Haram in 6 years. Crazy Bastard.

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by obonujoker(m): 5:49am On Oct 15
Lol....

That would make Nigeria, Libya 2.0

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Re: Buhari Rejects Buratai’s Request To Deploy Soldiers For EndSARS by JAMO84: 5:57am On Oct 15
Too much of everything is bad. It's time to move from protest to action.

Some people in government are beginning to see these protests as a plot to remove Buhari, if that is the case, the north would raise hell. They are already holding counter protests in Kano and other northern cities.

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