The Chief Imam of Lagos State, Sheikh Sulaimon Abou-Nolla while pleading with youths to shun all acts of violence and give peace a chance, has highly condemned the use of brute force on Peaceful EndSARS Protesters.
National Amir (President), Alhaj Thabit Wale Sonaike, further stated that what started as a peaceful protest against alleged brutality by a unit of the Nigeria Police, Special Anti-Robby Squad (SARS), has been dissolved by miscreants whose motive was clearly at variance with the original intention of the protest and the nation’s interest.
“Whilst we identify with the agitation of our youth and commend the initial peaceful approach, the widespread violence in the last few days that has resulted in loss of innocent lives, wanton destruction of properties and looting are clear evidence of descent into anarchy.
“This is a confirmation that #EndSARS has been turned into a veritable platform for voicing of pent-up anger beyond police brutality, criminal exploitation by unscrupulous people and worse still a dangerous energisation of the country’s fault lines. These ugly developments must be promptly nipped in the bud,” he said.