EndSARS: Makinde sends Operation Burst to trouble spots in Ibadan.
In the wake of the violence that followed the ENDSARS protest in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, Governor Seyi Makinda dispatched Operation Burst to various hotspots in the metropolis to stop the situation and restore normalcy. …
The governor, on Tuesday, hinted that team members will continue to defend real protesters and their right to protest, noting that the state will not allow people with ulterior motives to take over the protests.
He said: “I have always said that peaceful protests are an important part of our democratic process and no one should be persecuted or mistreated for protests. For this reason, we sent participants in Operation Explosion to protect the protesters. And we are pleased to announce that there have been no closures of protest sites in Oyo State since they started operating. ”
“However, the past two days have seen a new dimension of ongoing protests. Criminals and thugs took advantage of the situation to commit uncivilized acts and persecute citizens who are engaged in their daily activities. “
“Some criminals come to force open businesses to close their stores and join the protests. We know that these are criminal elements. And therefore, as a state, we must act to protect citizenship. “
Source: – Vanguard