…Call immediate investigation and bring perpetrators to book
Foundation for Environmental Rights, Advocacy & Development (FENRAD) A Civil society Advocacy & Human Rights Organization has condemn in strong terms the wanton Destruction and Looting of public properties in Aba in which the END SARS protest turn bloody and hijacked by Hoodlums
In a statement signed by Comrade Nelson Nnanna Nwafor, Executive Director of FENRAD described the looting and vandalization of properties in Aba by thugs who highjacked the EndSARS protest as an act of “Adopting violence to ventilate grievance”, which is nothing but “a mark of weakness”.
The Statement comes on the heels of situations in Aba yesterday, where hoodlums vandalised and set ablaze many properties belonging to the government and some private individuals.
Condemning the act, FENRAD said ‘they’re highly disturbed over incidences of destruction and vandalisation of public and private establishments in the last few days in Aba and its Environs.
“We condemn this turn of events in the ENDSARS protest and appeal to the criminal elements that have added this narrative to desist as this will only complicate the already existing negative economic situation in the country.
We are strongly of the opinion that violence cannot achieve any results expected to derive from ongoing agitations.
“We are most worried the agitations have gone out of hand in Abia State, especially Aba, the commercial hub of the state.
“It is worrisome that residents are now living in apprehension and can no longer go about their legitimate business to earn a living.
“We call on the perpetrators to withdraw their actions and allow peace, law and order to return to the state.
FENRAD isnt support of the shooting of unarmed citizens and wasting of Human lives but we condemn the Act of violence and Destruction of public properties
“We also appeal that the protesting parties should cease further actions and allow Abia Government time to develop appropriate responses to the demands made.
“We call on Abia Government to deploy legitimate means within its powers to arrest further destruction of public and private establishments within the state, stop harassment and intimidation of innocent citizens in the state by criminal elements.
“We also appeal for expedited Action on the apprehension and prosecution of the perpetrators of these dastard acts to serve as deterrent to others. Government cannot fold it’s arms and watch the state slip to anarchy.
Peace is priceless and we think it is the Right way to go.
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