National Youth Council dissociates itself from planned second EndSARS protest

National Youth Council dissociates itself from planned second EndSARS protest

- The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has reacted to reports of another planned EndSARS protest

- The president of the group, Solomon Adodo explained why a second protest is not a good idea

- Adodo called on the government to always consider the interest of youths

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The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has discouraged youths from participating in a reported second EndSARS protest.

The president (NYCN) Solomon Adodo told Vanguard on Thursday, December 3, that the group will not be part of the planned protest.

National Youth Council disowns planned second EndSARS protest
National Youth Council has refused to endorse another protest. Photo:@SenatorFrancis, @heiscole
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Adodo said protests were not the only way youths can make their grievances known and urged them to adopt other creative ways of activism.

The youth leader said protests have the ability to escalate into crisis that could cripple the economy.

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He argued that it would be inhuman to embark on another protest considering the effect of the last protest on some businesses.

He said:

“So we need to be wise, this country is not just about Buhari or a governor somewhere. It is about us also, we have roles to play, but what we are telling the Nigerian youths that if they have any challenge we are equal to the task rather than engaging in another round of protest.”

Adodo advised the government to address some issues affecting the interests of the youths such as unemployment in the country.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has distanced itself from a suit that challenged the legality of judicial panels set up by state governors to probe cases of brutality against citizens by members of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The suit was filed by a legal representative of the NPF, O.M. Atoyebi, who argued that the establishment of the panels was unconstitutional, since, according to him, it violates the constitution and section 21 of the tribunals of inquiry act.

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However, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has kicked against this move, stressing that the force will stop at nothing to ensure that victims of police brutality get justice eventually.

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