The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Alfred Martins has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against deploying soldiers to #EndSARS protest grounds across the country.
According to the Bishop in a statement issued, deployment of security operatives to the protest grounds will only lead to injuries and possible deaths and an escalation.
He, therefore, enjoined the youths to continue being peaceful during the protests as the world is watching.
The statement read in part, “Such a measure, if adopted, can only lead to injuries and possible deaths, and an escalation of the protests. It has the tendency of turning the largely peaceful protests into a violent one.
“We therefore urge the federal government to toe the line of engagement in dialogue, listening to the demands of the youth and other well-meaning Nigerians.”
While commending the government for acceding to the demands of the youth, Bishop Martins added that the whole country looks forward to practical steps that would be taken to implement them.
His words, “We believe that a sincere and transparent response to the demands of the young people would go a long way in resolving the present impasse.”
His statement is coming after the FG announced that it would be sending military personnel to protest grounds across the country.Follow us on social media