Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde has barred the Nigeria Police from engaging protesters in the state, as he said it is their right to protest.
Nigerians are protesting against activities of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS and police brutality.
Gov. Makinde bars Police from engaging protesters in Oyo State lailasnews
Seyi Makinde, had few days back condemned the killing of one Jimoh Isiaka during the #EndSARS protest in the Ogbomoso area of the state.
Isiaka was shot by one of the men of the Nigeria Police Force while attempting to disperse the protesters.
However, the Oyo State Police Command denied killing Isiaka, claiming that its men only fired teargas at the protesters.
It was gathered that Isiaka had been buried according to Islamic rites.
The governor identified two of the seven injured protesters as Abdulrasaq Olawale and Oluwadamilare Gbolohunmi.
In a recent video, Makinde has now barred the police from engaging protesters.
Watch him speak below;
As I stated clearly in my earlier statement, peaceful protests are a legitimate way for citizens to make their grievances known to the government, and it is totally unacceptable for anyone to be hurt during such protests. pic.twitter.com/lgYPwaKLLl
— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) October 12, 2020
Source: Naija News