By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
The Oyo state commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Alhaji Iskilu Akinsanya, has called on the protesters across the state to obey constituted authorities and harness the opportunity extended to them by the commandant peace and conflict resolution unit to expresses their grievances.
The NSCDC boss made the call on Thursday while addressing all divisional officers, peace and conflict resolution unit desk officers, Agro Rangers and intelligent officers following a directive from commandant General Abdulahi Gana Mohammadu on the need to protect critical infrastructure across the state.
Following the development, the NSCDC in the state had deployed personnel with other sister agencies to ensure peace is sustained and critical national assets are protected.
“The Endsars protest which was peaceful should not be allowed to be hijacked by some disgruntled elements to cause untold hardship on people,” he said.
While the command is determined to protect innocent protester as well as the lives and property of the citizens, the general public is hereby warned to desist from any act of violence in the state.
“As much as we appreciate your concern for us as well as good governance, please stop attacking Security agents or their formations. They are your parent, brothers and sisters and friends, do not destroy government properties because it is our commonwealth and heritage” he said.
Commandant Akinsanya prayed that God will grant all families who have lost loved ones in this period the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.