Southwest Reps condemn attack on region’s infrastructure

Southwest Reps condemn attack on region's infrastructure 

 

The southwest caucus of the House of Representatives has condemned the attack on critical infrastructure in Lagos and other states in the southwest region.

Following alleged shooting of unarmed protesters at the Lekki tollgate on Tuesday, there have been attacks on private and government property in Lagos State.

The caucus, at a press briefing after an emergency meeting on Friday, also condemned “in very strong and unequivocal terms the desecration of the cultural heritage of the southwest through the unnecessary and unprovoked attacks on the Palaces of the Oba of Lagos, the Soun of Ogbomosho and other eminent Yoruba cultural leaders”.

The leader of the caucus, Femi Fakeye, said, “We condole with the families who lost their loved ones, with the injured and those otherwise victimised. We appeal to all Nigerians not to turn the southwest into a battleground.

While reiterating the inalienable right of citizens to a peaceful protest and admonishing the youths to eschew violence and further civil unrest, the caucus appealed to the Federal Government to fast-track implementation of all outlined programs for youth employments, empowerments and those for the most vulnerable citizens of the country.”

The caucus further said it endorses the proposal to pay compensation to all victims of police brutality in the country.



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