Youths in Oyo State, who have been protesting for the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, and against bad governance in the country have suspended the ongoing protest to ensure proper coordination of the young people.
The youths made the disclosure in a statement by the Convener, Mr. Kunle Odujare, and made available to journalists on Wednesday in Ibadan, the state capital.
While expressing displeasure over the violence in Ojoo area of Ibadan and the Lekki, Lagos State massacre, which claimed lives and property, the youths sympathised with the families of those who lost their lives and prayed that God will comfort them while praying for quick recorvery for those injured
Odujare said youths in the state are responsible and would ensure that protesters henceforth will be safe, stating that measures are been put in place to protest lives of Nigerians and prevent further breakdown of law and order.
According to him, youths in the state, which goes by the appellation, Pacesetter State, will ensure that the process of expressing their minds on the need for police reforms, bad governance, infrastructral development, among others will be maturely and decently communicated without crisis or causing mayhem in the state.
He also emphasised that Nigerian youths will not be tired to continue the protest until a better Nigeria is achieved, urging those blocking the roads not to embark on such anymore, but coordinate the protest without making life miserable for the people.
He also disclosed that henceforth, announcements will be made on location of protest in the state as they have adopted Challenge, Iwo Road and the State Secretariat as the points for peaceful protest, stating that all protest has been suspended to allow the youths restrategise.
He added that on no account will protest in the state be violent, calling on other youths in the state to join while also urging Governor Seyi Makinde to within 48 hours constitute a credible judicial panel of inquiry that will look into the issues of injustice committed by members of the disbanded SARS holistically.