General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Adeboye, has supported the Nigerian youths in “speaking up” to their rights.
Pastor Adeboye revealed this in a short tweet on his verified Twitter account on Wednesday.
He wrote: “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 #End PoliceBrutality #EndSARS #ENDSWAT.”
The Nigerian youths, are presently airing their grievances with the present day government following the inhumane activities of members of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), and the failure of authorities to see that the culture of impunity is totally ended. The youths have hit the streets of major parts of Nigeria on a peaceful protest, which has since gained backing from all over the world.
Jack on the other hand tweeted #EndSARS with a links to a Tech Cabal’s article detailing how rogue policemen clamped on Nigeria’s tech communities and the website of Feminist Coalition, a group of Nigerian feminists fighting against injustice through peaceful protests, fundraising, and social media organisation. He has since called for #EndSARS while also professing an alternative funding solution in bitcoin to help the cause.
Meanwhile, the moral support Pastor Adeboye is giving to the protesters is coming nearly a week after Nigerians, mostly the youth, began nationwide demonstrations against brutality, harassment, extortion and extrajudicial killing by police personnel.
The protests have since forced the Nigerian government to act on the young people’s demands when the inspector general of police announced that the controversial Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of the police has been dissolved.
Despite dissolving the unit, the protests still continues nationwide.
Pastor Adeboye and RCCG are calling on the government to realign their strategies and meet the demands of the youths. This they said in an official statement issued through the office of an assistant general overseer of RCCG, one Pastor Johnson Odesola.
The statement wrote:
“The Church declares its understanding and appreciation of the concerns and grievances of the youths and the generality of Nigerians and calls for an immediate and to police brutality in the country.”
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