Thursday, October 15, 2020

#EndSARS:: It’s enough, go home, Oluwo tells protesters

The Oluwo of Iwoland in Osun State, Abdulrosheed Akanbi, has told the youth protesting nationwide against police brutality and criminality to return to their homes and allow peace in Nigeria.

Mr Akanbi warned the protesters that their continued blockade of major roads across the country may allow hoodlums to hijack the demonstrations.

The monarch in a statement by his spokesperson, Alli Ibraheem, on Wednesday, said the government, traditional rulers and other stakeholders have heard the voices of the protesters.

“I commend Nigerian youth for their tenacity. It is clear they have a voice. Their voice is heard. They are reasonable force of reckon. And the government, has, in the interest of the nation, taken a drastic step for better, effective policing through the needed reform.

“I appeal to the protesters to go home. They have demanded the change of policy on policing and it is heard. It will not be good for Nigeria and and protesters if their demonstration is hijacked by enemies of the nation.

“Nigerians should note that police is part of us. We can only condemn their weakness but should appreciate their work in protecting lives and properties. No one is perfect. While we do a critical appraisal of the Nigerian Police at this critical time, we should not forget their strength in protecting our lives and properties at risk of security threat. Just imagine the fate of a nation without a security outpost?”

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