PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE CONDEMN LEKKI TOLL GATE ATTACK
Pastor E.A Adeboye condemn Lekki toll gate attack on innocent Nigerian citizens on a peaceful #ENDSARS protest, on Tuesday night which has been declared by Nigerians as a Black Tuesday. The general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God took to his instagram handle to share an official statement on how he feels about the attack. He is what Pastor E.A Adeboye said:
“I condemn in the strongest possible terms, attacks launched by the Nigerian military on unarmed young people, who have been peacefully protesting police brutality over the last 12 days as #EndSARS protests.
I am confounded that prior to the sad events at the #LekkiTollGate, the Nigerian Police failed to arrest the weapon-bearing hoodlums who were attacking the well-organized and non-violent #EndSARS protesters.
The condemnable actions of the military risks driving the agitations of the young people underground, thereby making the situation unmanageable.
I call on the Federal Government to thoroughly investigate the tragic events at Lekki and other parts of the country, give justice to all victims even as it engages the
#EndSARS protesters to reach a common agreement to end police brutality.
I am also appealing to the Youths to allow peace reign & stop any form of action that would give the Military any other form of excuse to attack.
May the peace of God come upon our nation, now more than ever in JESUS name (Amen)
Earlier Pastor E.A Adeboye released a memo through the Assistant General Overseer Administration and Personel, Pastor Johnson F. Odesola of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in support of the #ENDSARS protest. Here is the content of the memo:
“The redeemed Christian Church of God identifies with Nigerians currently protesting against police brutality and the abuse of power by the very institution established to protect them.
The church declares its understanding and appreciation of the concerns and grievances of the youths and the generality of Nigerians and calls for an immediate end to police brutality in the country.
While noting the constitutional responsibilities of the police to maintain law and order, the church emphasizes the need for the police to constantly allign their strategies with the needs of the people while noting that many innocent lives have been lost through unnecessary brutality and wrong use application of force. The church calls on the government to not only restructure the police but orientate the officers towards modern ways of policing.
The church welcomes the disbandment of the SARS and notes the establishment of a new outfit called Special Weapon and Tactics Team ( SWAT ) but advices it should not become a case of Old Wine in a new Bottle. The church reiterates its call on government to take urgent steps to tackles the rising rate of unemployment, decay in the nations educational sysyem and the general harsh economic situation in the country.
The church appeals to young Nigerians to comport themselves orderly as they have been online and in major cities across the federation and express their grievances within the confines of what God and the law allows.”
What do you think about this? let us know by commenting below.