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Rivers Mothers Join EndSARS Protests

Mothers in Rivers State joined the cries of the youth demanding an end to brutality reformation of the Nigerian Police.

Thousands of women dressed in black attire with various inscription on placards took their protests to the Rivers State Police Command, the Rivers State House of Assembly and the Government House in the Port Harcourt.

Receiving the women at the Police Headquarters, ACP Abubakar who stood in for the State Police Commissioner Joseph Mukan assured the women that their grievances will be transmitted to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammad Adamu and stated that already reforms in the police have started.

The women called for total reformation in the police stressing that a lot of innocent youth have lost their lives through their atrocities.

At the Rivers State House of Assembly, attempts by the women to have the speaker Rt. Hon. Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani to speak to them failed, as he was said to be unavailable.

At the Rivers State Government House, Deputy Governor, Mrs. Ipalibo Harry who addressed the protesting women assured that the state government will continue to stand with them in their grievances.

She stated that Governor Nyesom Wike had been in the forefront of those who had condemned the evil deeds of the defunct SARS but was ignored by the Federal authorities.

She however assured that the message of the mothers will be passed to the Governor for immediate action.

One of the leaders, Hilda Dokubo stated the pains of the mothers, who she stated had lost their sons and daughters to brutal policemen and called for an end to such bloodletting.

Dokubo urged total reorientation and reformation of the police emphasizing that the protesting women had no religious, tribal or political coloration. 

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