EndSARS: Afenifere, Ohanaeze Issue Joint Press Statement Against
By Henry Odeh
The Pan Yoruba organization called Afenifere and the umbrella body of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, has issued a joint press statement to condemn wanton destruction of properties under the guise of #EndSARS protest.
In a statement jointly signed by the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnai Nwodo and the leader of Afenifere, Professor R. F. Fasoranti, on Saturday 24th October and sent to sunrisebulletin.com, the two organizations expressed deep condolence to all families who lost their loved ones during the crisis.
The statement reads: “the leaders of Afenifere and Ohanaeze jointly commiserate with all the families who lost dear ones in the Tuesday bloody masaccre in Lekki, Lagos.
“The blood of these young ones will pursue their killers and those who ordered them to the gate of justice.
One fallout of the massacre was the looting and burning spree all over the city.
“We do not endorse arson as responsible organizations and we call for a stop of the orgies.
“We have also noted the divisive attempt to use the violence to put a wedge between Yoruba and Igbo and destroy the new understanding we have built in the last 3 years.
“We reject this devilish attempt and ask the police to investigate and arraign suspected perpetrators of the violence. The essence of law and order is for individual citizens to answer for their actions. it is where law enforcement is weak that you begin to cast ethnic slur when crimes are committed instead of holding the perpetrators.
“We appeal to our people to continue to live together in peace and harmony and not allow divisive elements to put a wedge between them.”