#ENDSARS: IF HOODLUMS DO NOT STOP LOOTING, WE WOULD INTERVENE - OPC WARNS
The Oodua People's Congress (OPC) has said if hoodlums do not stop looting, it might be forced to roll out its men and guarantee security.
It called for an immediate stop to the destruction of lives and billions of naira worth of properties in the South-West.
Otunba Wasiu Afolabi, OPC Deputy President, said in a statement late on Friday, October 23.
He admonished the rioters to withdraw from the streets and end the violence.
Afolabi urged Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, and Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to investigate, identify and sanction those behind Tuesday's shooting of unarmed protesters at Lekki in Lagos.
"Such a heinous crime must not be swept under the carpet. Or else we shall be nurturing a licence-to-kill mentality in our military men and security operatives as well as open up our civilian citizenry to the abuse and impunity of those supposed to protect us," Afolabi said.
OPC noted that the peaceful conduct of the #EndSARS protests had been hijacked by hoodlums who now loot, cause mayhem and destroy the economy of the Nation.
"The #EndSARS campaigns got our unflinching support, and we fully backed the protesters. It is their legitimate and constitutionally-guaranteed right to express our collective pain," he said.
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