Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), and other prominent Nigerian clerics have condemned Tuesday’s attack on #EndSARS protesters in Lekki toll gate by soldiers.
According to a statement released by Mr Adeboye on Wednesday, he said, “I condemn in the strongest possible terms, attacks launched by the Nigerian military on unarmed young people, who have been peacefully protesting police brutality over the last 12 days as #EndSARS protests.
“I am confounded that prior to the sad events at the #LekkiTollGate, the Nigerian Police failed to arrest the weapon-bearing hoodlums who were attacking the well-organized and non-violent #EndSARS protesters.”
Mr Adeboye called on the federal government to investigate the tragic event in Lekki and other parts of the country.
“The condemnable actions of the military risks driving the agitations of the young people underground, thereby making the situation unmanageable.
“I call on the Federal Government to thoroughly investigate the tragic events at Lekki and other parts of the country, give justice to all victims even as it engages the
“#EndSARS protesters to reach a common agreement to end police brutality. I am also appealing to the Youths to allow peace reign & stop any form of action that would give the Military any other form of excuse to attack.
“May the peace of God come upon our nation, now more than ever in JESUS name (Amen),” he said.
The general overseer of The Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, also lent his voice to condemn the attack on Twitter.