The Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, in Abuja on Thursday demanded that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State should apologise over the killing of protesters by soldiers to assuage feelings and show value for human lives.
Afenifere in a statement by its leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, appealed for calm and a halt to destruction.
He demanded to know “who deployed the killers through an international inquiry,” since the governor of Lagos had denied inviting soldiers to Lagos.
Fasoranti said, “We demand the arrest and trial of all trigger-happy men who have caused sorrow, tears and blood. We call for the immediate restructuring of Nigeria to avoid imminent collapse.
“We call on the governor of Lagos to show better humanity than the Federal Government by apologising over the killings to partly assuage feelings and show value for human lives.”
In the same vein, the Afenifere Renewal Group said on Thursday that those allegedly hiding under the #EndSARS protests to launch attack on Yoruba heritage would fail.
The Publicity Secretary, ARG Ekiti State chapter, Michael Ogungbemi, who condemned the alleged shooting of some peaceful protesters by soldiers in Lagos on Tuesday and described it as callous, alleged that some people were hiding under it to destroy what Yoruba stood for.
Ogungbemi, in a statement in Ado Ekiti titled, ‘The wanton killings, destruction must stop; those planning to destroy Yoruba will fail,’ cautioned politicians “to refrain from stoking the embers of crisis in Lagos.
He said, “This carnage and wanton destruction must stop. Yoruba won’t fold their arms and allow the destruction of their fatherland and inheritance.”