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#EndSARS protests hijacked – Lagos Reps

Lagos State Caucus in the House of Representatives says violent and uncivil persons have taken over EndSARS agitations in the state.

The Caucus, led by Mr Dolapo Badru, said the violent protests targeted at businesses and the media, were unnecessary, as the state and federal government were already addressing the concerns of protesters.

“We therefore appeal to the youth, to stop all protests, because their actions have been hijacked by others with premeditated agenda, using social media to misrepresent and spread fake news to incite violence, looting, vandalism of private and public assets. We condemn in its entirety, the attacks on our critical infrastructure, as at today over 100 buses, fire stations, council secretariat, ambulances, fire fighting vehicles and banks have been reportedly burnt and private shops/stores looted”.

The lawmakers also bemoaned the attack on the palace of the Oba of Lagos, describing it as sacrilege and attack on the culture of the people of Lagos.

They also aligned themselves with the position of the House, which is that all victims must be compensated.

IBRAHIM SHEHU

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