Seyi Makinde, Governor of Oyo State, has mentioned the structure backs Nigerians protesting in opposition to the alleged brutality of the police Anti-Theft Squad, SARS.
Makinde made the comment in a response to the killing of a protester and the injuring of others allegedly by cops in Ogbomosho space of the state.
The governor mentioned the Finish SARS protest was a sign of systemic failure within the nation.
Makinde, in a sequence of tweets on Saturday, mentioned the protest uncovered the truth that governors lacked the ability to regulate the police of their states.
He wrote: “I’ve acquired with deep disappointment the information of the passing of certainly one of our kids, Jimoh Isiaka, who was shot through the Finish SARS protest in Ogbomoso.
“Additionally, at this similar protest, Abdulrasaq Olawale, Oluwadamilare Gbolohunmi, and 5 different individuals sustained accidents and have been taken to hospital for therapy.
“The Finish SARS protests are a robust indicator of a systemic failure. It’s a failure on the a part of those that have been constitutionally empowered to guard the residents.
“It once more calls into query why State Governors are referred to as Chief Safety Officers of their state whereas, they don’t have the required powers to regulate the police drive.
“Peaceable protests are a giant a part of our democratic course of. The suitable to freedom of speech and meeting are assured by our Structure, and I’ll by no means assist any try and rob residents of their basic human rights.”
Aggrieved youths have been protesting over the brutality of SARS operatives of the Nigeria Police Pressure, NPF.
Following the protest, President Muhammadu Buhari has assured irate Nigerians that his administration would reform SARS.
Buhari has assured that the reform would make sure that SARS unit is accountable to Nigerians.
Nonetheless, the Arewa Youths Consultative Discussion board had claimed that Yahoo Yahoo boys and different prison components are behind the protest.