#ENDSARS: AARE ONA KAKANFO OF YORUBALAND, GANI ADAMS CONDEMNS POLICE OVER KILLINGS
The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has condemned the actions of the Nigeria Police Force over the killing of some protesters across the country.
The Nigeria police have so far killed 10 persons since the beginning of the protests against police brutality, and extortion perpetrated by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS which began last week, Amnesty Nigeria reported.
Recall, on Sunday, October 11, 2020, Nigeria's Inspector General of Police (IGP) dissolved operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) following nationwide protests against the extra-judicial killings, extortion, exploitation, and harassment of defenceless citizens from the group that have escalated over the past few years.
His previous announcement of the dissolution of SARS had failed to put an end to the protests that started last week.
Adams said it was the right of the Nigerian youth to express their views against police brutality and the state of the nation.
In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, the Yoruba Chieftain applauded the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, for the prompt intervention.
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Adams, while expressing concern over the killing of some of the protesters in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Abuja and Lagos, condemned the attack on the palace of the Soun of Ogbomoso, by some angry youth, urging young people to respect traditional institutions.
He said, “It is most disturbing seeing the number of casualties in the recent protests growing by the day. It is also very unfortunate that some of the bad eggs in the police have become utterly lawless, killing and maiming Nigerians – young and old - for raising their voices against the brutality being perpetrated by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad across the country.
"Those youth protesting are of the digital age, they are the leaders of the future and they are entitled to express their voices and concerns over police brutality and the state of the nation."