385 views | Emmanuel Anthony | October 18, 2020
The Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Dr. Paul Enenche, has disclosed the real reason for the ongoing protest by Nigerian youths.
Enenche attributed the ongoing protest by Nigerian youths to the loud impunity, nepotism, tribalism, oppression and subjugation across Nigeria.
For over a week, Nigerian youths have been protesting police brutality.
The protest had led to the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu.
Adamu had also announced the establishment of the Special Weapon and Tactics Team (SWAT).
Reacting to the protest, the clergyman also decried how a section of the country was in charge of juicy positions in government while other zones look helplessly.
In a video broadcast entitled, “The Way of Peace,” Enenche said: “There is no peace where there is massive injustice, unfairness and lack of equity. There can be no peace in the face of oppression, suppression and subjugation of one people by another. There can be no peace in the face of nepotism, tribalism, regionalism, ‘religionism’ and every form of such prejudice. There can be no peace in the midst of deprivation, poverty and hunger.”
The clergyman also pointed out that equity, fairness and justice remained the panacea to the crisis.
He added, “People have clamoured for restructuring. It is the devolution of power; otherwise, there may be dissolution of union. It happened in other places and we pray and trust God it doesn’t happen in our nation.
“It is not time to play the ostrich and hide the under. What is not confronted cannot be conquered. In medicine we called something the debridement of wound, you expose wounds in other to repair them.
“It is time to tell the truth because people have been suppressed, subdued, subjugated and treated as if they don’t reason.
“Nigeria is one of the most intelligent nations in the world. Our doctors and our professionals are the most intelligent in the world. It is time for us to sit up and say these things must be corrected.”
The cleric urged protesters not to go violent while expressing their anger.
“As for every protest going on, two wrongs cannot make a right. Protests are encouraged to be peaceful and calm. No destruction of lives and properties in any form. Let lives not flow because of abnormalities in the land.”
Meanwhile, the United Nations Ambassador for Peace and Social Justice, Hussaini Coomassie, has condemned the ongoing peaceful anti-police brutality protest in Nigeria.
Coomassie, who described the protest as “nonsense,” blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for allowing the ongoing protest.
The Deputy National Coordinator of the Buhari Campaign Organization blamed Buhari for taking things lightly with protesters.
He pointed out that former President Olusegun Obasanjo would never have allowed such protest.
According to Coomassie: “Can you try this nonsense during Obasanjo’s time? I blame Buhari for taking things lightly.
“There are certain things that should be handled with an iron fist.”