#EndSARS: IPOB urges youths to clean up streets
* Resume protests from Oct 26
* Vows to deal with looters, thugs discrediting protests
By Steve Oko
The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has urged youths in Southern and Middle Belt regions to clean up the the rubbles on the streets in the cities in their regions as a result of the#EndSARS protests.
IPOB said the clean up exercise would commence on simultaneously in the affected regions on Monday, October 26.
The pro-Biafra movement also urged the#EndSARS protesters to return to the streets and continue with their peaceful protests .
IPOB charged the youths to sustain the protests, and refuse to be cowed by any intimidation or antics of corrupt politicians.
In a press statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful,IPOB also urged the protesters to ensure they remain peaceful.
IPOB warned thugs and hoodlums to steer clear from the protests, vowing to deal ruthlessly with anyone caught looting people’s property or formenting trouble during the protests.
IPOB promised to release its voluntees to monitor and provide security for the protesters.
It cautioned security agents not to use force against the protesters, threatening to retaliate in equal proportion any harm against the peaceful protesters.
This is as the IPOB Leader had in a radio broadcast warned of dire consequences for any Governor who allowed the killing of peaceful protesters in his state.
He promised that the protests would be Free , adding that henceforth, protesters will be at a designated place at different cities and no longer march on the streets to avoid infiltration.
Below is the full text of the statement:
“Following the killings, destruction and burning of private properties occassioned by the brutal state – sanctioned murder of peaceful protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, brave youths across Biafraland would come out to commence the process of cleaning up and securing their towns and cities from hoodlums and criminal elements.
“This will afford young people in places like Benin, Enugu, Aba, Abakaliki, Umuahia, Nnewi, Uyo, Calabar, Onitsha & Igweocha the long awaited opportunity to tidy up and clear the numerous mountains of rubbish in these cities which has become not only an eyesore but also a health hazard.
” Measures are also being put in place to protect the lives and properties of innocent citizens from being attacked by rented hoodlums and political thugs. However, where necessary, assets acquired with looted public funds by corrupt politicians will remain a legitimate target.
“It is important to note that anybody found attacking or engaging in arson or wanton destruction of private property will be dealt with on the spot. Peaceful protests will commence after the clean-up but will only be confined to designated locations, there will be no procession or street march.
” Marching on the streets will not be tolerated as not to give room to mischief makers to breach public peace. We are hereby issuing a warning that any hoodlum or rented thug found at the venue of any protest will be mercilessly dealt with by the people. We urge them to steer clear or better join us in the clean-up and peaceful gathering afterwards.
“Anybody found wandering near a bank or loitering with intent will be moved on. People will not be allowed to congregate near a bank or financial institution. No act capable of breaching the peace will be tolerated from Monday the 26th of October 2020 onwards.
“Protests and gatherings will be held but it must be peaceful and orderly. No criminality of any form will be condoned, either from hoodlums, hired thugs, the police or the army. Everybody must be well behaved.
“It is our hope that protests across Biafraland and Nigeria must continue until all demands made by the leaders of #EndSars movement met in quick time.
“We urge all youths who have been intimidated into submission by security agencies, especially in Abuja, to return to the streets from October 26.
“We warn every thug belonging to criminal politicians to steer clear of protest venues or there will be a repeat of last week’s mayhem.Steve Oko, Publisher/C.E.O, WaWa News Global. For more information on advert placement and news coverage, contact us on: 08038725600, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Always read WaWa News Global - Your most dependable online news platform for the latest breaking news in Nigeria.