Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, on Wednesday, October 21, condemned the killing of #EndSars protesters in Lekki on Tuesday.
Adeboye issued this stance via a statement on his Twitter page.
The cleric called for a thorough investigation of the brutal murder of young Nigerians protesting against Police brutality.
Adeboye stated, “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.
“The condemnable actions of the military risks driving the agitations of the young people underground, thereby making the situation unmanageable.”
The cleric further urged “the Federal Government to thoroughly investigate the tragic events at Lekki and other parts of the country in order to 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.”
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, October 21, slammed reports of his involvement in Tuesday’s shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers in the Lekki area of Lagos State.
Tinubu issued this denial via an interview; explaining that he would never be part of any carnage.
He also denied having any investment in the Lekki Company; the firm which manages the tollgate.
1st News had reported that an unspecified number of people were killed; and several others injured when soldiers attacked the protesters; around the Lekki toll plaza on Tuesday night.
Tinubu said: “Why will they use live bullets?
“I will never, never be part of any carnage. I will never be part of that.
Further, he said: “I have no dime; no kobo investment in the tollgate.
“We are about 13 to 14 days into the protests now. Before now, I was being accused; and reported to the presidency that I was behind the protests; that I was a sponsor of the protests.”