#EndSARS: Pastor Adeboye Backs Protest, Calls For Reforms

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#EndSARS: Pastor Adeboye Backs Protest, Calls For Reforms

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye have reacted to protests against police brutality backing the mass action against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and the newly-introduced Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

Adeboye in a tweet posted on his verified Twitter handle said he was backing the protesting youths because they needed to be kept alive adding that he supports them to speak up for their rights.

The tweet read: “Our daughters will not be able to prophesy and young men will not see visions if we don’t keep them alive. I support the youths in this peaceful protest as they “speak up” to #EndPoliceBrutality #EndSARS #ENDSWAT.”

Similarly the church in a statement signed by the assistant general overseer Pastor Johnson Odesola said “The Church declares its understanding and appreciation of the concerns and grievances of the youths and the generality of Nigerians and calls for an immediate and to police brutality in the country.”

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“While noting the constitutional responsibility of the Police to maintain law and order the Church emphasizes the need for the Police to constantly align their strategies with the needs of the people.

“While noting that many innocent lives have been lost through unnecessary brutality and wrong application of force, the Church calls on the Government to not only restructure the Police but to also re-orientate the officers towards modern ways of policing.”

“The Church appeals to young Nigerians to comport themselves orderly as they have been online and In major cities across the federation and express their grievances within the confines of what God and the Law of the land allows,”the statement added.

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