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Published On: Fri, Oct 23rd, 2020

Gov. Ortom condemns Lekki killing

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From: Uche Nnorom, Makurdi

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has condemned in strong terms, the attack on END SARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos.
The Governor described as ‘unfortunate’ and ‘unacceptable’, the killing of innocent and unarmed young Nigerians who came out holding the National Flag and chanting the country’s Anthem while calling for positive changes.
He stressed that democracy guarantees the right of citizens to express themselves against unfavorable policies of government, averring that security operatives owe the people the duty to ensure that such protests remain peaceful.
Governor Ortom said visiting the END SARS protesters with violence is not a solution to the agitations, and urged the Federal Government to embrace dialogue and address the concerns of Nigerians as echoed by the protesting youths.
He called for thorough investigation into the shooting that led to the death of some of the protesters, to fish out perpetrators of the heinous crime, for prosecution.
The Governor also advised the END SARS protesters to remain peaceful and not allow miscreants to hijack their noble march towards a better Nigeria.

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