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#EndSARS: I am in full support of ending police brutality – Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has commended the protesting youths on the #ENDSARS issue for their peaceful conduct in the bid to changing certain policies of government and ending police brutality.

Governor Makinde stated this while addressing the #EndSARS protesters, who converged on the Government Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan. 

The governor while declaring his full support for those calling for an end to police brutality however sued for peace so that the ongoing protests to achieve the desired result.

Governor Seyi Makinde (with the microphone), OYHA Speaker, Mr Adebo Ogundoyin, while addressing #EndSARS protesters in Oyo State

He promised to get all protesters who were arrested in the course of the protests released by the police, while also pledging to ensure that no further life is lost to the protests in the state.

Governor Makinde stated that his government would follow the path of constructive engagement to diffuse the tension in the land adding that the state would roll out palliatives for youths within the next one week.

The governor had earlier visited Ogbomoso area of the state to sympathise with the families of Isiaka Jimoh who died during the #ENDSARS protest and the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewunmi over the invasion of the palace which led to vandalisation of the property at the place in the wake of the protest.

The governor ordered the release of one hundred million naira to the monarch for renovation of the palace.

Iyabo Adebisi

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