- The Citizens Against Fake Activists (CAFA) has thrown its weight behind the federal government's decision to prosecute the promoters of the #EndSARS protest
- CAFA said the promoters of the protest only succeeded in causing mayhem across the nation
- According to the group, those who financed the protest have a shared responsibility in the hacking of most of FG's websites
A group, the Citizens Against Fake Activists (CAFA) on Monday, November 9, supported the federal government's actions against some of the promoters of the #EndSARS protest across Nigeria.
CAFA said the action taken by the federal government to prosecute the promoters of the #EndSARS campaign is timely.
Speaking at a press conference, CAFA's executive director, Bamidele Johnson, called on relevant authorities to resist blackmail and intimidation attempts by fake activists across Nigeria and the world.
Johnson said the group is worried by the controversy raised by some of those who their bank accounts have been frozen on the orders of the court following a suit filed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
"We are similarly miffed that persons that instigated violence against. Nigeria is gripping about being barred from flying."
"We will equally set out by making a fair disclosure that we support the demand for the reform of the Nigeria Police Force and the dismantling of any of its specialized unit found to have breached the rules of civil policing while offending officers should be tried as common criminals."
He said those who financed the protests have shared responsibility for the hacking of government websites as part of the protests.
Also, while calling on the CBN to continue its investigation, CAFA urged the inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu, to identify those responsible for the violence that engulfed the #EndSARS protest.
"Once identified, the Inspector General of Police should charge these persons for terrorism financing and any other crime they might have committed".
He said that the financiers are accessories to the murder of the dozens of police officers who were killed by the incited mobs.
"The torching of government buildings, websites, buses, vehicles, and even private homes and businesses is arson. It is against the law. The protest sponsors and financiers have responsibility."
"The looting of food banks, storehouses, food reserve, and other times is theft accessioned by braking and entry. There are laws against this, and some people coordinated the attacks on these locations."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Centre for Human Rights and Crisis Management (CHRCM) in its new report released on Tuesday, October 20, blamed the escalation of the violence during the #EndSARS protest on crisis merchants.
The CHRCM also absolved soldiers of the Nigerian army of any wrongdoing during the protest and incident which occurred at the Lekki Toll Gate.
The group said its analysis showed that events that occurred during the protest led to the breakdown of law and order in Nigeria.
Also, youths under the aegis of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) hailed the IGP and all personnel of the Nigerian police for a show of professionalism during the #EndSARS protest.
The NYCN said despite watching some of their colleagues lose their lives at the protest, the police officer maintained professional conduct as expected.
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