Afenifere, Ohanaeze condemn Lekki Shootings, Lootings, Destructions
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Pan Yoruba political organisation, Afenifere; and Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has condemned the ongoing destruction of properties and looting by hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protests in the country.
The organisations also condemned the shootings of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate area of Lagos State by soldiers.
Leader of Afenifere, Reuben Fasoranti; and President-General of Ohanaeze, John Nwodo, stated this in a joint statement on Saturday.
“We do not endorse arson as responsible organisations and we call for a stop of the orgies. We have also noted the divisive attempt to use the violence to put a wedge between Yoruba and Igbo and destroy the new understanding we have built in the last three years.
“We reject this devilish attempt and ask the police to investigate and arraign suspected perpetrators responsible for the violence. The essence of law and order is for individual citizens to answer for their actions.
“It is where law enforcement is weak that you begin to cast ethnic slur when crimes are committed instead of holding the perpetrators.
“We appeal to our peoples to continue to live together in peace and harmony and not allow divisive elements to put a wedge between them. Solidarity forever”, the statement read.
The leaders of Afenifere and Ohanaeze jointly commiserated with all the families who lost their loved ones in the unrest in the country.