Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Tuesday joined protesters to demand an end to violence, and call for a reform of the Nigeria Police Force.
The governor, who had announced a ban on #EndSARS protests in the state last night, changed his stance on Tuesday following backlash.
Wike, while addressing the protesters, said though he was not in support of the Tuesday protest, no governor in the country had protested against the security outfit as he had done.
He said, “I never supported us to be here. I took an oath to protect the lives and property of people of the state. The blood of Rivers of people matters to me.
“Rivers State has suffered in the hands of SARS. When we raised the alarm of SARS activities, they did not give attention but it has now happened in other places.
“No governor in this country can say they have challenged SARS the way we have done. When there was so much kidnapping in this state, I raised an alarm to the federal government.
“I am the only governor that has come out to start end SARS protest. No other state. We have lost so many people in this state to SARS. No state supported us. SARS has killed our people a lot.”