- More groups are calling for a halt of the #EndSARS protests nationwide
- This is as the protests have been hijacked by hoodlums across the country
- The Citizens Action for Good Governance have joined those calling for an end to the processions
A group, Citizens Action for Good Governance (CAGG), has called for a halt of the #EndSARS protests, decrying the alarming increase in violent assaults carried out against both citizens and police officers.
Addressing journalists in Abuja on Monday, October 19, the national coordinator of CAGG, Nazir Galadanchi, said the protesters should reason with the government and listen to calls and appeals by many well-meaning citizens.
Galadanchi further said the heightened insecurity has tarnished the image of the country amongst the comity of nations.
“The peace of Nigeria should have been the overriding imperative of all. No person or group, no matter how aggrieved, should be allowed to undermine or threaten national security, unity, tranquillity, peace and harmony.
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“We would like to appeal to our fellow Nigerians, especially young people to halt the protests for their safety because their demands are already being attended to by the government, and we are optimistic that there will be a better life for all.’’
He also appealed to leaders and persons of influence, including celebrities and religious leaders, to persuade their followers and fans to discontinue the protests.
Similarly, another group, Civil Situation Room (CSR), has called for an immediate suspension of the #EndSARS protests across the country over human rights abuses against citizens.
The group said the protests have taken a violent twist in recent days and its outcome is an infringement on the rights of other citizens.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, the coordinator of the CSR, Kabir Matazu, said some of the protesters are now involved in abuses which are depriving other citizens of living their normal lives.
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