21- 10- 2020
Residents Quest Condemns in Sturdy Phrases Lekki Killings
…Urges Authorities to Fish Out These Accountable
The Residents Quest for Reality Initiative vehemently condemns the capturing of peaceable protesters on the Lekki Toll Plaza, in Lagos state, on the 20th of October, 2020.
This ugly incident is regrettable and completely in opposition to each recognized tenet of a Democracy. As an accountability advocacy group, Residents Quest believes within the inalienable proper of the folks to carry Authorities accountable to their guarantees as effectively the democratic dividends anticipated of them.
It’s due to this fact heartrending that stay ammunition takes the place of diplomatic approaches to cease the protest. We name on the President to rapidly tackle the nation on the state of the nation.
We commiserate with the households of the victims and urge authorities to supply compensation for victims the place essential.
We additionally condemn in robust phrases all emissaries of rift, who sit within the consolation of their houses, each in Nigeria and in diaspora, to gasoline the strain within the land, by inciting updates and feedback of social media, urging unsuspecting Residents to confront armed males. Evidences abound that almost all younger folks, driving on the funding they get from these brokers of distabilization would quite stay on the street, quite than give the Authorities an opportunity to look into their calls for.
We affirm that outcry of residents over Police Brutality is legitimate and having expressed identical, in robust phrases, it’s pertinent to permit the Authorities to handle the problems.
A peaceable and developed Nigeria the place human proper is protected and upheld is the pleasure of all.
“Might the Labour of our Heroes previous not be in useless.”
Obiaruko Christie Ndukwe
Nationwide Publicity Secretary