End SARS: Don’t politicize protests – Abia Government warns opposition politicians

 

Abia State Government has warned opposition politicians in the state to steer clear of the ongoing peaceful protests by Nigerian youths under the auspices of End SARS to avoid needless violent escalation or loss of life as such could be hijacked by hoodlums to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.

 

The State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, who issued the warning while addressing newsmen in Umuahia during the weekend assured that the State Government was fully in support of young Nigerians expressing their views through peaceful protests, added that “Abia State Government has uncovered plots hatched by a certain politician in the state to hijack the peaceful agitation of #EndSARS protesters and turn it into a political tool to attempt to get what he couldn’t get using the constitutional means that the ballot box is”.

 

 

According to him, “the State Government is aware of the funding and mobilization of at least two Abia born musicians who are resident outside the state to provide cover for those who will be brought in from Monday to attack marked government establishments under the guise of protesting against the defunct Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS). Bloggers and some broadcast media practitioners were also funded to launch attacks against the government to incite the people against the government and we have turned over the list of those involved in the plot to security agencies and the Governor has directed full protection for genuine End SARS protesters”.

 

Chief Okiyi who assured that youths of the state are free to join others across the nation to protest against extra judicial killings and brutality by a section of law enforcement agents and other real or perceived ills of the police, appealed to them to resist attempts by politicians to hijack their genuine agitation.

 

He said the State Government was working with security agencies in the state to ensure the protection of genuine End SARS protesters as well as identify and question all those involved in unwholesome plot to endanger the lives of the protesters including “one Nwosu, his sponsor and accomplices who are behind the dastardly plot.”

1 COMMENT

More Like This

TODAY'S TRENDING NEWS

‘Don’t Give Up’- Alicia Keys Lends Voice To EndSARS Protest

American singer and songwriter, Alicia Keys has lent a voice in support of the #EndSARS protest against police brutality and harassment in Nigeria. This is...

Actor, Clem Ohameze Allegedly Attacked By Hoodlums In Akwa Ibom (Photos)

Popular Nollywood actor, Clem Ohameze has sustained injuries and damages on his car after he was allegedly attacked by some hoodlums on a rampage. The...

Japanese Cops Raid Ultra-Leftist Headquarters, Got Their Temperature Checked Instead

Among the numerous unforeseen experiences launched by the global pandemic is checking the temperature at the entry of indoor spaces with a gun-like device....

“I didn’t go nowhere, I’m still Jagaban” – Tinubu says as he visits Gov. Sanwo-Olu

All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has revealed he did not flee amidst crises that trailed the Tuesday Lekki killings. The self-styled “Jagaban” disclosed...

Guy Compares The Real-Time Speed Of iPhone And Android, And The Video Goes Viral

Some people prefer cats over dogs and others vice-versa. Some people like to add milk first before cereals, while others think it is only...

Log In

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.