Friday, October 23, 2020

#EndSARS Protest: Delta Publishers Blame Government for Loss of Lives, Properties

#EndSARS Protest: Delta Publishers Blame Government for Loss of Lives, Properties

Delta State Publishers, under the aegis of Delta Guild of Indigenous Newspaper Publishers DGINP, has regretted the unfortunate incidences of loss of lives and destruction of both private and public properties in the ongoing End-SARS protests, blaming the government for insensitivity, which eventually led to the avoidable killings and destructions.

DGINP, in a statement, which was signed by the Guild's President, Mr. Femi Odonmeta and Secretary, Prince Daniel Ekiugbo, said the loss of lives and destructions of properties would have been avoided if the government had responded proactively and timely enough to the reasonable and congent demands of the protesters for the past two weeks.

The Guild which threw it's full weight behind the genuine requests being made by the protesters, since their demands were genuinely targeted at curbing the unabated abuse of Nigerians by some devilish security operatives for more than a decade as well as calling for a general change in leadership attitudes, however frowned at the hijack of the protests by some hoodlums who abandoned the genuine agenda of the protests to start attacking private businesses and state infrastructure.

The Delta Media Executives also condemn, in very strong terms, the reported attack on journalists, media houses and security personnel in the line of performing their legitimate duties.

"We wish to passionately call on Nigerians to see media houses, journalists and security personnel on essential duties as people carrying out their legitimate duties of either informing or providing security for lives and properties, and therefore need to be supported by all instead of being attacked", the statement noted.

They extended their condolences to the families of those who lost their lives as well as sympathised with those that lost valuable properties as a result of the hijack of the protests by hoodlums.

The Guild, however, urged Nigerians, especially the younger generation that is mainly involved in the genuine protests to remain focused on their determination to get the country on the path of greatness again, and never allow the death of some protesters quench the fire in them to restructure the system in Nigeria for the benefit of all.

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