Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed anger over the upsurge in the harassment and killing of young persons in the country by personnel of the Nigerian Police.
Speaking to State House correspondents in Abuja on Sunday, he said: “I am very concerned, in fact, very angry about what I see, happening to young men and women who are arrested, in some cases maimed or killed by men of the police force.”
He commended members of the civil society for bringing the unwholesome behaviour to the attention of the Government.
Prof. Osinbajo was asked mainly about the economic challenges facing the country and Nigerians, and also the reported recent upsurge in the activities of FSARS regarding harassment of people alongside different violations of the rights of especially young Nigerians by some police officers.
In his response, the VP who had earlier held a meeting with the Inspector General of Police on Sunday at his residence said the President and himself had discussed the matter on a number of occasions noting the President’s displeasure about such reports and his resolve to ensure reforms.