Violence Shouldn’t Be Part Of Protests – Abba Moro
The Senator representing Benue South Senatorial District, Patrick Abba Moro, has condemned in strong terms the escalating violence resulting from the #EndSARS protest which has been on for about two weeks across the country.
Moro, a former Minister of Interior, in an interview, acknowledged that in democratic societies all over the world, citizens have the right to protest to express their grievances and make certain demands from government on issues that are germane to their wellbeing.
He, however, said protests must always be carried out in a manner that the rights of other persons not involved are not infringed upon and violence is not allowed to creep in.
The Senator noted that it would not be in the interest of the people to allow protests to degenerate into violence leading to the destruction of lives and properties.
“The people who are protesting have the right to protest. But, like you rightly said, the level of violence that is attending the protest now is certainly unacceptable. It is not in the interest of anybody.