Dr Muhammad Dingyadi, the Minister of Police Affairs, has blatantly placed the reason for the EndSARS protest on the failure and collapse of the Police Public Complaints Commission, PPCC.
He noted that if the PPCC is brought back to its glory days and rehabilitated, it would definitely grant Nigerian citizens an avenue to seek redress and report erring police officers who trampled on their human rights.
Dingyadi mentioned this point during a sensitisation campaign on the PPCC activities for the North-west, organised in Sokoto State.
The Minister emphasised that a functioning PPCC would have diverted any possible crisis that occurred as. result of the protest.
He also gave possible reasons for the collapse of the complaint commission, stating the it folded because of lack of funding.
Dingyadi noted, “ The protests were birthed by incessant incidents of police brutality which angered the Nigerian youths and, the attendant effect was the destruction of public and private properties and, lives were unfortunately lost in the process.
The Minister stated that complainants should not hesitate to take their complaint to the commission as efforts are being put in place to bring it back to order.