Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa, National President of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), has lent his voice to the tragic events that happened at #EndSARS protest. The #EndSARS protest was hijacked by hoodlums to cause havoc and disorder in the country.
The NURTW President, sternly warned Nigerian youths against further destruction and looting of both private and public properties, as the social unrest of the past week has done more harm than good to national economy.
Alhaji Tajudeen, in his statement, said, ‘The nationwide EndSARS protests, as we all have witnessed, has taken a new and very dangerous dimension.’
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He stated that ‘The protest, which was intended to be a peaceful one has been hijacked by hoodlums, resulting in the killing of innocent citizens, looting and wanton destruction of properties and also national assets.’
Adding that, ‘In view of this ugly development, I want to use this medium to make a passionate appeal to our youths across the country to kindly discontinue the protest, more so, as the situation has now turned into a looting and destructive spree.’
‘I wish to urge all the state chairmen, including all members of the union across the country to work with relevant stakeholders to prevail on the protesters to channel their grievances to the appropriate quarters, instead of allowing themselves to be used for violence.’
‘I appeal to the youths to stop the burning of police stations and killing of policemen as they are our brothers or sisters and members of our society.’