The Senior Pastor of the Worksword of God Church, Olabisi Gabriel Adegboye, has issued a stern warning to the President Muhammadu Buhari government over the attack on Sunday Igboho, a popular Yoruba activist.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the cleric said he was speaking as a servant of God sent to Nigeria to speak peace and encourage reconciliation.
According to Adegboye, there is no justification strong enough to defend the Nigerian government and its agency, the Department of State Services, DSS, concerning the midnight attack against Igboho.
“He [Igboho] held rally in Osogbo, Ibadan, Ogun, Ondo and Ado Ekiti without any breaking down of law and no casualty whatsoever at anytime. He claimed to be defending his people against rape, murder and destruction of their farm and vegetations.
“To proof this, when he heard that DSS and Soldiers were in his compound, he retreated, withdrew himself to avoid confrontation with law enforcement agents of the Country.
“I want the government of the Federation to always justify it’s action before descending on any Citizen of your Country.
“Why DSS, why? Alfa Gumi that is giving covering and interacting with the bandits is yet to be arrested.
“Wakili the terrorist, who was arrested by members of OPC is yet to be arraigned in court nor his house attacked by DSS.
“I know that prevention is better than cure, yet the measure taken was anti Democratic invasion. Let sleeping dog my dear DSS.
“I suggest giving a sound of warning through the Yoruba leaders of thought and their Royal fathers before carrying out an attack on someone who is representing the Yoruba race peacefully. God bless Federal Republic of Nigeria. God bless His Excellency.
“Let peace reign in Nigeria and stop using violence to correct your citizens
Whatever reason behind this attack is not comely enough to result to manhandling of human beings this way.
“I’m sent by God to give this piece of advice to avoid escalated crisis in the Country, especially in the South West.
Adegboye, Gabriel Olabisi is my name
The Convener of Save Nigeria Network.”
Sunday Igboho was reportedly arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic on Monday night and the Federal Government of Nigeria has been battling to repatriate him back to the country.
#EndSARS Memorial: Nigerian youths plan to shutdown Lekki Toll Gate tomorrow
The Nigerian youths have confirmed that the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos will be shut down tomorrow, Wednesday 20.
According to the youths, the #Endsars Memorial Car Procession will be held at the toll gate from 8 am.
The notifier, shared by Nigerian singer Falz, said the procession is “in memory of the lives lost on the 20-10-20.
“We should all endeavour to stay in our vehicles all throughout the procession and also in groups for safety reasons.
“Please be sure to arrive on time so we can proceed in unity together,” the notifier stated.
This plan was also confirmed by Comedian Mr Macaromi, who shared e-fliers of the car procession and the order of programme on his Instagram page.
Meanwhile Falz, on his part, noted that nothing will stop the procession.
“It is impossible for us not to memorialize our fallen heroes,” Falz stated on Instagram.
However, some youths are also planning a counter-protest titled “Defend Lagos.”
The Defend Lagos group in a trending message said:
“About a year ago, this carnage fell on Lagos State while Lagosians thought it was just going to be a protest. Lagos State was destroyed by End SARS protesters.
“Lagosians are ready to defend Lagos NOW. Never again will Lagos be destroyed.”
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University of Ibadan loses two students in 24 hours
A 200 level student of the University of Ibadan (UI), Oluwaseun Ayomide Adeyemo, yesterday died in a car accident.
The student of the department of Microbiology was involved in a car accident around Mobil filling station, UI Ojoo axis.
She was rushed to the University Health Clinic popularly known as Jaja but efforts to save her life proved abortive as she passed on due to excessive loss of blood.
Her death came barely 24 hours as the university community was mourning the loss of a 400 level student of the department of History, Adebayo Adegoke.
Adegoke was allegedly shot by robbers around Pre-Boye World Shopping Complex in the late hours of 10:00 p.m. on Saturday.
A source, who preferred anonymity said, the deceased, who lived in Independence hall was shot and efforts to save his life proved abortive as he was unable to make it to the hospital.
The students’ union officials were joined by the Dean Students Affairs, Professor A. Abiona, Head of Department of History and some other students’ leaders to visit the Bodija police station in order to ensure proper investigation is carried out on the deaths.
Another building collapses in Lagos
A building collapsed Monday night at No. 97, Lagos Road in the Haruna area of Ikorodu.
The incident occurred around 10pm. Two persons, a male and a female, were confirmed injured.
The victims are currently at the Ikorodu General Hospital receiving treatment.
At least three persons are trapped but no casualty yet, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said.
It was gathered that after the structure disintegrated, residents within the area mobilised to carry out initial rescue.
The Fire Service and Police responded on time but could not do much due to unavailability of equipment to lift rubbles.
A rescue operation was ongoing as at press time.
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