President Buhari and Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against deploying maximum force to disperse #EndSARS protesters staging peaceful protests across the country.

The Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in a tweet on Tuesday stated the use of force would only aggravate the situation.

He expressed sadness over loss of lives in several states during the protests as a result of infiltration by hoodlums and thugs.

Atiku said: “My appeal to the government of @MBuhari is that he must not succumb to the temptation to use further maximum force on #EndSARS protesters.