The youths in all the 10 local government areas of Okeogun who are part of the #EndSARS protest have met online and unanimously resolved to comply with the directive of the Oyo State EndSARS Protesters to suspend the ongoing protests in order to give peace a chance.
The group, under the aegis of OKEOGUN YOUTHS ENDSARS PROTESTERS, comprising some vibrant student union activists, artisans and unemployed graduates, made this known on Thursday in a statement.
They said they came to the conclusion after a critical appraisal of the attack on the Nigeria Police Office, Iseyin Division and the Nigeria Customs Base, Iseyin on Thursday morning.
They said they decided to issue the statement to suspend further protests against Police brutality and bad governance in the country going forward.
They said: “The Okeogun Youths have taken to this position in deference to the advice of Okeogun royal fathers and community leaders who have sued for peace.”
The group said: “Already Okeogun is suffering from political marginalisation and infrastructural deficits, it would therefore be unwise if we allow hoodlums from Lagos and other areas to join us to wreck havocs on the little infrastructures and privately built houses of our people.”