…Oyetola Calls For Calm | Independent Newspapers Nigeria


OSOGBO – For the second day run­ning, protest against Spe­cial Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) SARS, continued in Osogbo, Osun State capital with many youths joining the call for the disband­ment of the police outfit.

The youths hired hundreds of motorcyclists and some cars and move in a convoy round the streets of Osogbo with various placard to drive home their agitation.

Some of the placards read: “No More SARS, “They Are Robbers”, “Their Activi­ties Worse Than Any Thing” among others. They chanted anti SARS songs, calling for the support of the people to put an end to the outfit.

Meanwhile, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, has appealed to citizens of the State to exercise restraints in the face of the protests against police brutality in the country, adding that the government was already responding to the people’s outcry.

Oyetola, in a statement signed by the Commission­er for Information and Civ­ic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, advised citizens not to take laws into their hands as they continue with their peaceful protest, pleading that nothing must be done to engender the pre­vailing peace in the state.

The statement read in part: “We appeal for calm and urge our citizens to continue to uphold the peaceful pro­file of the state by not taking laws into their hands. Let us not be tempted to attack pub­lic properties and facilities which are ours and took the government and taxpayers many years of sacrifice and struggles to build. “President Muhammadu Buhari has given directives to the Inspector-General of Police to do what needs to be done to bring to justice officers that have been found culpable of infringing on the rights of citizens.




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