Senator Gyang Condemns attempts to Exploit ‘EndSARS” Youth Protest to incite Religious and ethnic acrimony in Jos

Pam Moses

Senator Representing Plateau North Senatorial District in the National Assembly Sen. Istifanus Gyang has condemns attempts to exploit #ENDSARS Youth protest to incite Religious and Ethnic acrimony in Jos, Plateau State.

Gyang observed with dismay how a peaceful “#EndSARS” protest by Nigerian youths was hijacked by hoodlums in Jos, the Plateau State capital on Tuesday 20/10/2020 to orchestrate ethnic and religious acrimony resulting in the destruction and looting of business premises, shops and torching of two churches.

The Senator in a Press Statement signed and issued by his Special Assistant Media and Protocol Hon. Musa Ibrahim Ashoms is further disturbed that while Nigerian youths were ventilating their pains against Police brutality and bad governance among other issues through open protest, retrogressive elements and hoodlums saw it as an opportunity to unleash mayhem on peace loving and law abiding citizens in Jos-Bukuru metropolis.

Senator Gyang who is ardently committed to promoting peace in his Constituency, is urging the people to resist attempts by persons who seek to exploit ethnic and religious diversity in Plateau North Senatorial District to sow seeds of discord, acrimony, hate and hostility.

He says rather than allow such persons to gain momentum, the people should embrace and pursue peace building, harmonious communal coexistence and the spirit of brotherliness.

Meanwhile, Senator Gyang identifies with the pains and frustration of Nigerian youths and respects their right to peaceful protest against Police brutality and bad governance among many other issues. He therefore, strongly urges Mr. President to address the nation to undertake and implement measures recommended through the resolutions of the Senate and other well meaning citizens as a demonstration of government’s responsiveness to the plight and cry of Nigerian youths in particular and all citizens nationwide.

Senator Gyang is requesting the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the state government on the “End SARS” protest to also assess and recommend the payment of compensation to victims of destroyed and looted properties including the reconstruction of the two churches affected by the mayhem.

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Senator Gyang Condemns attempts to Exploit ‘EndSARS” Youth Protest to incite Religious and ethnic acrimony in Jos

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