The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has thrown its weight behind the #ENDSARS protests holding across the states in Nigeria.
In a statement released by its Assistant General Overseer, Administration and Personnel, Pastor, Johnson Odesola today October 14, the church applauded Nigerian youths for protesting against the alleged brutality and extortion of police officers. While noting the constitutional responsibility of Police to maintain law and order, the Church urged operatives to constantly align their strategies with the needs of the people.
The Church said it welcomes the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Unit of the police. It called on the government to not only restructure the Police but also re-orientate the officers towards modern ways of policing.
“The Church welcomes the disbandment of the SARS, and notes the establishment of a new outfit called the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) but warned that it should not become a case of old wine in a new bottle.
“The Church reiterated its call on Government to take urgent steps to tackle the rising rate of unemployment, decay in the nation’s educational system and the general harsh economic situation in the country,” the statement read in part
The church appealed to the protesters to go about the protest peacefully and avoid any form of violence.
2000 inmates reportedly released as hoodlums stage yet another jailbreak in Edo state (video)
2000 inmates have reportedly been released after some hoodlums staged yet another jailbreak at Oko correctional facility in Edo state.
Nine persons were reportedly killed during this jailbreak.
This comes hours after hoodlums stormed the correctional facility located along the Sapele Road in Benin City where over 100 inmates were set free.
The state government has since imposed a statewide curfew that began 4pm today October 19.
Watch a video from the scene below