The General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E. A Adeboye has condemned the attack on EndSARS protesters at Lekki, Lagos State on Tuesday night.
The 78-year old preacher blamed the Nigerian Police Force for failing to arrest the alleged hoodlums lunching attack on peaceful EndSARS protester prior to the Lekki massacre.
Adeboye who expressed sadness over the unrest in the nation, in a statement on Wednesday called on Federal Government to “thoroughly investigate the tragic events at Lekki and other parts of the country, give justice to all victims even as it engages the #EndSARS protesters to reach a common agreement to end police brutality”.
He said: “I condemn in the strongest possible terms, attacks launched by the Nigerian military on unarmed young people, who have been peacefully protesting police brutality over the last 12 days as #EndSARS protests.
“I am confounded that prior to the sad events at the #LekkiTollGate, the Nigerian Police failed to arrest the weapon-bearing hoodlums who were attacking the well-organized and non-violent #EndSARS protesters.
“The condemnable actions of the military risks driving the agitations of the young people underground, thereby making the situation unmanageable.
“I am also appealing to the Youths to allow peace reign & stop any form of action that would give the Military any other form of excuse to attack”.
He prayed that the peace of God would “come upon our nation, now more than ever in JESUS name”.