The National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Alhaji Bello Abdullahi, has appealed to the EndSARS protesters to stop the protest and waiting for implementation of their demands by the Federal Government.
Abdullai made the appeal at a news conference in Abuja on Monday.
He said it was unacceptable for the protesters to now involved in blocking of roads, thereby denying other citizens the right to use the roads.
According to him, this is an attempt to ground the country and create more suffering in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic.
“For weeks now citizens, especially our youths have taken to the streets to demand an end to SARS/Police brutality and also requesting for a reform of the Nigerian Police Force.
” Thankfully, these demands have been made by the Federal Government, and ordering arrest and persecution of those Police officers involved in extra-judicial killings of citizens.
” And since the Federal Government has heard and accepted the issues raised by the protesters, it is only wise for the protesters to stop as government needs time to implement their demands.
” The protests have yielded the desired results with the government accepting their genuine demands and working to address all of them,” he said.
Abdullai noted that for the first time, Nigerian citizens came out to demand for justice in which the government responded positively.
He, however, said that some groups from certain regions were trying to undermine and overthrow a democratically elected government or intimidate the North to give up its rights to rule beyond 2023.
” The insistence to continue to protest even when government has made concessions is wrong. The open defiance is reckless, provocative. Denial of access to means of livelihood can lead to fracas and conflict.
“The demands of the protesters are nebulous, inconsistent, haphazard, whimsical, and impossible to meet.
” According to Segalink, the person who started the whole thing, the protest has been hijacked and is being engineered by elements from abroad and some wealthy individuals from their mansions.
“Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore is calling on the sponsors of this particular protest headed by some top politicians to immediately stop this demonstration,” he said.
The group also alleged that a former governor of Lagos State, Senator Ahmed Tinubu was the sole financier of the ongoing protest having lost out in the plans to contest the Presidential election under the All Progressive Congress (APC) in 2023.
He said his game plan was to bring down the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, since he cannot longer realised his Presidential ambition.
” We will hold him accountable should anything happen to President Buhari’s administration. To avoid this, he must immediately put the protest to an end while the Federal Government put in modalities to address the challenges confronting the nation.
Miyetti Allah commended the maturity and professionalism of the Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu despite the violence nature of some of the protesters.
The IGP’s consistent warning to Police officers and their commander against the use of force on protesters, is indeed commendable and has clearly shown that Police reform is already taking place.
“While, it is citizens’ fundamental rights of freedoms of expression, assembly and movement, Miyetti Allah is again alerting the public, that desperate politicians have hijacked the protest for personal selfish reason. This must not be allowed to continue”.