- Nigerians youths have been urged to give peace a chance
- The call was made by the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland
- The respected Yoruba leader also said those who protested have written their names in gold
Following the EndSARS protest that culminated in vandalisation and looting of several places, Iba Gani Abiodun Adams, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, has urged Nigerian youths to embrace peace.
According to the revered Yoruba leader, peace is the best means to drive home their demand for police reform and other sundry
He also praised the youths for their determination and courage in the last three weeks.
According to him, the Youths have written their names in gold for raising their voices against police brutality and standing up to fight against bad leadership.
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Going further, he commiserated with the families of those that lost their loved ones in the course of the struggle.
He said that those killed by the bullets of the army will surely be remembered as heroes.
In a statement made available to Legit.ng, he condemned the killings of some of the peaceful protesters at the Lekki Tollgate.
He said the deaths were avoidable because those who lost their lives could have been saved.
"It was one killing too many and I also stand with the families of those killed. I’m with you at this moment of grief."
He also insisted that it is very important for the federal government to unravel those behind the killings.
Going further, he condemned the destruction of private and public properties.
In another development, the United Nations (UN) reacted to the destruction of its property in Nigeria by hoodlums who hijacked the EndSARS protest in Calabar, Cross River state capital.
This was made known by Edward Kallon, UN's resident and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, on his Twitter page on Sunday, October 25.
On behalf of the international organisation, Kallon decried the attack and noted that the miscreants' aim was to discredit the peaceful protest against police brutality.
Also, hoodlums in Osun who recently looted state properties in the name of EndSARS protests have been given not more than three days to return what they stole.
The threat was issued by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Sunday, October 25, during his tour around the state to assess the extent of damage done by the miscreants.
Oyetola vowed that the thugs would be made to face the full weight of the law if they fail to do the needful upon the expiration of the grace period.
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