#EndSARS: Bishop Oyedepo supports protesters, declaring that “life has no value” under Bukhari
David Oyedepo, Presiding Bishop of Living Faith World Church, has voiced his voice to the #EndSARS movement.
The pastor warned against the execution of young people protesting against police brutality, extrajudicial executions and extortion in the country.
He explained that the young people have good reason to protest, adding that killing them during the protest “is blasphemy.”
He described the regime of President Major General Muhammadu Bukhari (retired) as the most “terrible” in the country’s history.
Oyedepo spoke at the second church service supervised by our correspondent on Sunday.
He said: “Everyone has the right to legally express their grief and pain. Everyone has it.
“I was silent for a while, because in 2015 I warned this nation with vehemence and consistency … because I saw the dangers in front of me and you can tell.
“The worst period in the life of this nation is the period of the last five years, when lives are useless, spontaneous killings here and there.
“Now they are faced with young people; and since they do not know who their neighbor is, they have the right to say that this is enough.
“Any system that has no value for human lives is irrelevant. If they are killed when they are young, will they be here today?
“Now it would be blasphemy to shoot at protesters who do not rob or destroy.
“When you push the goat against the wall, you will know that the goat has teeth to bite.
“Killing young people during the action is blasphemy, this protest is legal.”
PUNCH reports that #EndSARS protests continued on Saturday as economic activity was paralyzed in parts of the country, including Lagos, Abuja and Enuga.
For example, hundreds of protesters barricaded the Kubwa-Zuba highway in Abuja, blocking traffic.
While some activists blocked the Qubwa section of the wide highway near the NNPC junction, others also reportedly blocked the Gwarimp section, causing traffic jams in the area.
Traffic of people and vehicles was also blocked on Saturday on major roads in the city of Nsukka, the local government district of Nsukka in Enugu state, following the #EndSARS protest.
Benin, the capital of Edo state, also saw congestion on Saturday in areas such as Ugbovo, Ramat Park on Ikpoba Hill and Agbor Park.