By Gbenga Abulude (Politics and General Desk)
General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye has condemned attacks by the military on #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll gate plaza, Tuesday, which led to the killing of protesters.
The clergy said he was shocked at the dastard action and therefore called on the federal government to thoroughly investigate the tragic events at Lekki and give justice to the victims fulfilling the demands of the #EndSARS protesters who are clamouring for an end to police brutality and bad governance.
Recall that there was sporadic shooting at the Lekki Tollgate Plaza on Tuesday evening where the #EndSARS protesters have been camping.
Soldiers were seen on live footages, firing shots at the peaceful protesters in Lekki, killing a number of them, while injuring many others.
This sad incident led to more outrage and condemnation from the public and distinguished Nigerians.
In a statement issued by Adeboye and posted on his social media platform, he said, “I condemn in the strongest possible terms, attacks launched by the Nigerian military on unarmed young people, who have been peacefully protesting police brutality over the last 12 days as #EndSARS protests.
“I am confounded that prior to the sad events at the #LekkiTollGate, the Nigerian Police failed to arrest the weapon-bearing hoodlums who were attacking the well-organized and non-violent #EndSARS protesters.
“The condemnable actions of the military risks driving the agitations of the young people underground, thereby making the situation unmanageable.
“I call on the Federal Government to thoroughly investigate the tragic events at Lekki and other parts of the country, give justice to all victims even as it engages the #EndSARS protesters to reach a common agreement to end police brutality.
“I am also appealing to the Youths to allow peace reign & stop any form of action that would give the Military any other form of excuse to attack.
“May the peace of God come upon our nation, now more than ever in JESUS name (Amen)”