Enugu based socio -political organisation, Enugu State Continuity and Equity Movement(ESCEM), has condemned in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of the country.
In a statement by the Publicity Secretary Comrade Onyendozi E. Onwe and made available to Jungle Journalist Media Limited in Enugu, it described the wanton killing of the protesters as barbaric, uncivilized and wrong approach in handling the demands of the youth.
“We are grieved and saddened that the security agencies who should rather protect the lives and properties of Nigerians are the one carrying out this heinous attack on innocent citizens.
“ESCEM wishes to state that peaceful protest is guaranteed in a democratic country like ours. We demand that full scale investigation be made to bring the perpetrators of this heinous act to justice. The group however, condemns the infiltration of the peaceful protest by miscreants leading to wanton destruction of public and private properties across the nation.
“We therefore call on the president Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation as the protection of lives and properties of Nigeria rest on his shoulder”, it read.