Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, condemns the recent military activity resulting in the Lagos Killings.
There were incidents of violence that unfolded between Tuesday October 20th, and Wednesday October 21st, involving shooting and killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos on Tuesday night by the Nigerian Army.
In a statement on Wednesday, he said the action by the military would make dialogue difficult with young people in the country
I condemn in the strongest possible terms, attacks launched by the Nigerian military on unarmed young people, who have been peacefully protesting police brutality over the last 12 days as #EndSARS protests.
“The condemnable actions of the military risks driving the agitations of the young people underground, thereby making the situation unmanageable.
“I call on the Federal Government to thoroughly investigate the tragic events at Lekki and other parts of the country, give justice to all victims even as it engages the #EndSARS protesters to reach a common agreement to end police brutality.”pic.twitter.com/IwrtVb3Y7k
— Pastor Adeboye (@PastorEAAdeboye) October 21, 2020
Pastor Enoch Adeboye had recently backed the protests against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, and the newly-introduced Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), and encouraged them to peacefully demand exercise their rights.
Pastor Adeboye said he was backing the youths protesting because they needed to be alive in order to be the leaders and visionaries of tomorrow.
He stated this in a tweet on his Twitter handle last week, saying:
“Our daughters will not be able to prophesy and young men will not see visions if we don’t keep them alive. I support the youths in this peaceful protest as they “speak up” to #EndPoliceBrutality #EndSARS #ENDSWAT.”