The Kwara State police command has denied attacking Finish SARS protesters in Ilorin on Sunday.
“Because the starting of the protest in Kwara State, the protesters have loved the total safety of Kwara State police command,” in keeping with a press release by the spokesman of the command, SP Okasanmi Ajayi in Ilorin, on Sunday.
He stated “There has neither been any unfavourable experiences from the protesters, nor the residents in the middle of the protests.”
Giving an account of the Sunday violence through the protest, the spokesman stated “At this time’s protest, as peaceable because it was initially, witnessed a hitch in the direction of the top, when a number of the protesters tried to loot retailers on the publish workplace space however have been promptly resisted by the store house owners.”
“The tweet in query is an apparent mischief that shouldn’t be taken significantly,” the assertion added.
The state Commissioner of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, once more reiterated the command’s absolute dedication to the safety of lives and property and human rights of the individuals within the State, and by extension that of youths on peaceable protests.
He appealed to the youths who’re protesting, to hold out their protests peacefully as they’ve been doing up to now eight days, and be careful for prison components of their midst in search of alternative to loot retailers of different legislation abiding and hardworking youths.
He stated peaceable protest, “is a proper that should be exercised with out violating the rights of others,” including that “the protesters due to this fact ought to chorus from violating the rights of others.”
“We shouldn’t be pushed right into a disaster that can harm our economic system additional once we are but to recuperate from the financial harm of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown,” he cautioned.
DAILY POST remembers that Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, had on Sunday, condemned the violent assaults on the Finish SARS protesters in some components of Ilorin, the State capital.
He tasked safety businesses to establish, arrest and prosecute the daredevil attackers instantly, saying the assault should not go unchallenged.