Calm down, Wase begs youths as IPOB announces peaceful protests
Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Ahmed Wase, has pleaded with Nigerian youth to relax the #EndSARS protests and not to take laws into their hands.
But the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) called on them to returns to the streets for a peaceful protest and, this time, deal with hoodlums who disrupt the march with violence.
Wase urged the youths, particularly in Plateau State, to give peace a chance, adding that the authorities would do everything within their powers to meet their demands.
Asserting that the police force had taken note of the agitations, he urged the youths to give the government the opportunity to effect the long expected police reforms.
BUT IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, called on youths for the South East, South West and Middle Belt regions to return to the streets from Monday, October 26, to clean up cities and resume peaceful protests.
His statement yesterday entitled ‘Youths of East, West and Middle Belt Regions To Return To The Streets From October 26 To Clean Up Centres and Resume Peaceful Protests’ followed the destruction of lives and properties occasioned by the murder of peaceful protesters at Lekki Tollgate.
He announced that brave youths across Igboland would come out to clean up and secure their towns and cities from hoodlums and criminal elements.
“This will afford young people in places like Benin, Enugu, Aba, Abakaliki, Umuahia, Nnewi, Uyo, Calabar, Onitsha and Igweocha the long-awaited opportunity to clear the numerous mountains of rubbish in these cities, which had become not only an eyesore but also a health hazard,” he added.
Powerful also stated that measures were also being emplaced to protect the lives and properties of innocent citizens from being attacked by rented hoodlums and political thugs.
“However, where necessary, assets acquired with looted public funds by corrupt politicians will remain a legitimate target,” he stressed. “It is our hope that protests across Nigeria must continue until all demands made by the leaders of #EndSARS movement are met in quick time.
“We urge all youths, who have been intimidated into submission by security agencies, especially in Abuja, to return to the streets from tomorrow, October 26. We warn every thug belonging to criminal politicians to steer clear of protest venues or there will be a repeat of last week’s mayhem.”