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National Assembly caucus, CAN endorse protests, flay vandalism

By Anietie Akpan (Calabar), Azimazi Momoh Jimoh (Abuja) and Yetunde Ayobami (Ojo)
30 October 2020   |   2:50 am
Attack on my property premeditated says Ndoma-Egba Islamic group asks Nigerians to eschew violence While backing the nationwide #EndSARS protests, a National Assembly caucus and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have condemned the attacks on government property, as well as those of Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba and other citizens. Citing the constitution, they said the protests…

Attack on my property premeditated says Ndoma-Egba Islamic group asks Nigerians to eschew violence

While backing the nationwide #EndSARS protests, a National Assembly caucus and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have condemned the attacks on government property, as well as those of Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba and other citizens.

Citing the constitution, they said the protests and their objectives were warranted and justified.

“However, the recent degeneration and commandeering of the protest by hoodlums and criminal elements are regrettable,” stated the Cross River State caucus of the National Assembly led by Senator Gershom Bassey.

The caucus declared, after its meeting in Abuja, that the protests were caused by hunger, destitution, and desperation.

In the same vein, CAN members led by Rev. Fr. Malachi Ephraim, sued for peace so that meaningful development could take place.

BUT Ndoma-Egba has described the vandalism of his property as a premeditated plan to silence him.

He stated: “If the attack is meant to deter me from speaking out on issues of principle or dampen my spirit in any way, I have bad news. It will rather spur me further to speak on justice, rectitude, and accountability, especially in public space.”

HOWEVER, Aenur Rahmah International has appealed to Muslims and non-Muslims, especially Nigerian youths, to eschew violence and embrace dialogue to move the country forward.

The National Missioner, Muslihudeen Kalejaye, stated yesterday that this year’s Eid-el-Maulud came at a time Nigeria was striving to restore law and order after the #EndSARS protests.

He said the coming of Prophet Mohammed was the greatest event in the history of Islam and humanity, noting it as the beginning of perfection of the faith and solution to most leadership challenges facing the nations.