Global reactions have greeted the barbaric action allegedly executed by Security Operatives in Nigeria to kill unarmed protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate located in Lagos and several parts of the country.
With several videos and unpleasant images flying around social media, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of Nigeria, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has condemned the shootings of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate on Tuesday.
In an official statement released on social media, the Cleric warned that the recent actions to harm protesters who have innocently express their grievances will further make the current situation unmanageable.
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.
“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,”
Adeboye further urged youths in the country to temporarily suspend their protest for peace to reign, sighting any excuse from security operatives to attack them.
“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),” Adeboye added.
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. pic.twitter.com/IwrtVb3Y7k
— Pastor Adeboye (@PastorEAAdeboye) October 21, 2020