The Journalists International Forum for Migration (JIFORM) has strongly condemned the killing of some youths protesting against police brutality in the Lekki area of Lagos.
In a statement issued by Ajibola Abayomi, President of the forum on Wednesday, October 21, in Abuja “there cannot be justification for the actions of the security operatives unleashing terror on citizens whose taxes were used to fund their uniforms.
“We are sad by the turnout of events following the murder of several protesters as well as the burning of police stations and the maiming of some police officers.
“Without mincing words, we want to equally condemn the infiltration of the protest by unpatriotic political elements and some criminal elements.
“The will of the people is supreme and the government must act fast to prevent the tension from getting out of hand.
“We appreciate the imposition of curfew by some state governors and actions taken by the Federal Government to restore normalcy in the country.
“JIFORM hereby calls on the Federal Government to embrace dialogue as the only way forward,”
Abayomi called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the growing concerns of Nigerians at this point in time.
“So far, JIFORM commends the pro-activeness and the initiatives of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and those of other governors for their prompt responses.
“The entire citizenry must know that only a peaceful atmosphere can guarantee prosperity and realisation of aspirations, no matter the dream,’’ Abayomi stated.