In a statement jointly signed by CLASFON President, Mr. Arome M. Okwori and the National Secretary, Mr. Olatunji Omole, the group urged the federal government to urgently investigate the unfortunate incidents with a view to ensure justice for the victims.
The Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Nigeria (CLASFON), has called on the federal government to fish out those responsible for the killing of EndSARS protesters across the country, especially in Lekki Area of Lagos and bring them to justice.
The statement also called on Nigerian youth to be calm and maintain law and order and conduct themselves peacefully as they ventilate their grievances on the current state of affairs in the country.
CLASFON appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently address the demands and agitations of the youths by putting in place appropriate strategies and timelines for implementing the demands of the protesters to demonstrate government’s sincerity addressing the problems.
The statement said: “The youth of Nigeria, as citizens of our nation, are entitled to the fundamental and inalienable rights to freedom of expression, assembly, and thought guaranteed by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and should not be denied or hampered in any way from exercising their rights guaranteed by the Constitution, as this is the hallmark of a true democracy.
”We condemn in totality the gruesome attacks and killing of unarmed innocent citizens by armed men alleged to be men of the Nigerian Army and other security operatives in different parts of Nigeria and in particular the brutal and violent attacks on peaceful #ENDSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza, Lagos on the 20th day of October 2020.
“We call on the federal government of Nigeria to swiftly investigate the above ugly incidents of unlawful brutalisation and killing of innocent citizens with a view to bringing the culprits to justice.