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#EndSARS: Ethnicity not relevant in current challenges – Group

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A GROUP under the  aegis at Concerned Professional has called on Nigerian to resist any attempt by unpatriotic individuals to impute religious coloration to the EndSARS protest in the country.

In a statement entitled ‘Ethnicity is Irrelevant to Our Current Challenges,’ signed by Otunba Tola Mobolurin, Dr Muiz Banire, Prof Pat Utomi, Dr Olisa Agbakoba, Mr Femi Falana and Dr. Isiuwa Dogo, urged all leaders at various levels to condemn such diabolical move. They urged all Nigerian to ignore it and go about their normal businesses.

According to the statement,  “when young Nigerians moved by the brutality evident in a video clip of a young man who died in  police hands decided to protest what they presumed to be extrajudicial killings, few anticipated the impact of the protest”.

The group noted that the EndSARS campaign captured the imagination of the world, stressing that the lesson learnt from the street and social media prosecution of the initiative was the elevation of human solidarity to a high and sharp focus on the humanity.

They noted with sadness that such a laudable model of social articulation of disagreement on how things are done to them, this time on security by SARS was eventually violated by forces yet unknown.

 Condemning Lekki Toll Gate massacre on 20th   October, attempts were being made by traditional sources of division and bad elements to bring in ethnic motives and sow discord that can exacerbate tension and bring violence.

“Those people must be warned to desist from spreading rumors that fan the embers of ethnicity, sectarianism and hatred of neighbours. We consider such to be pouring scorn on the memory of precious Nigerian lives lost in this effort to raise the voice of the people.”

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