Governor Seyi Makinde has barred the Oyo State Police Command from partaking peaceable protesters within the state.
The directive from the federal government got here following a number of assaults on youths calling for an finish to police brutality in Nigeria, leaving three folks lifeless and lots of injured.
The governor in a video broadcast condemned the assault on peaceable protesters within the state
The governor harassed that peaceable protest was a authentic proper of the folks and it will likely be unacceptable for the police to launch an assault on peaceable protesters.
He mentioned, “The previous few days have been of grief for the folks of Oyo State. I can’t think about the ache and frustration of the dad and mom and households of those that have died or are hospitalized on account of the actions of the Nigeria Police Power throughout this #ENDSARS protest.”
He said that he has held a gathering with safety chiefs within the state and it has been resolved that the police will stop to have interaction protesters.
“We now have agreed that the police ought to take a backseat as different safety businesses take the entrance line in securing the lives of protesters presently.
“Subsequently now we have deployed members of Operation Burst to the hotspot particularly Ogbomoshoto be certain that as folks protest, they won’t be harassed or brutalised,” the governor added.
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He urged the protesters to stay peaceable and make their level with out disturbing different residents of the state.
Police attacked protesters within the state on Saturday, resulting in the dying of Jimoh Isiaq.
President Muhammadu Buhari mentioned he had ordered an investigation into the killing.