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PDP condemn attack on #EndSARS protesters, demand probe
The Peoples Democratic Party has condemned police brutality against demonstrators engaged in peaceful protests in remembrance of victims of the #EndSARS protests.
This was contained in a statement titled, “EndSARS Anniversary: PDP Remembers Slain Victims, Condemns Renewed Brutalization,” signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondinyan, in Abuja, on Wednesday.
Ologbondiyan said the PDP joins Nigerians across the country in remembering the slain victims of the 2020 #EndSARS protests against brutalising of citizens by the police and bad governance under the All Progressives Congress and the Buhari Presidency.
The party condemned what it said was the sustained brutalization of Nigerians by APC-controlled security forces, particularly the “bloody assault on innocent youths at Wednesday’s EndSARS remembrance procession, in various parts of the country.”
The statement read, “EndSARS has become the emblem of the resistance by Nigerians against the insensitive, incompetent, corrupt, divisive and decadent APC administration that has brought so much anguish and pain to our dear nation.
“It is shocking that, despite the promises to stop police brutality and restore good governance, Nigerians who came out to march in remembrance of the victims of last year’s brutality were made to face the same trauma, if not worse brutality in the hands of security operatives.
“Our party weeps at the cruelty inflicted on the Lagos Uber driver and many other youths by APC-controlled security agents as well as non-state actors, hired to repress Nigerians who were out exercising their constitutionally guaranteed rights.”
The PDP demanded that the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, should immediately arrest and commence the trial of all security operatives involved in the heinous act against Nigerians.