Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Akure residents embark on clearing of debris after #EndSARS protest

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Residents of Akure and environs have begun clearing of debris and barricades on major streets within the metropolis and environs as normalcy returns to the city in the aftermath of violence that trailed the #ENDSARS protests.

Remains of bonfires and debris were removed from roads like Adesida, Oyemekun, Arakale, NEPA and cathedral.

Meanwhile, some youth group in Akure under the auspices of Akure Youth Coalition, warned hoodlums and miscreants engaging in destruction and torching of public and private property to stop.

President of AYC, Adekambi Oluwatuyi, said the peaceful protest against police brutality was hijacked by elements who unleashed terror on residents.

Oluwatuyi said it was an attempt to reignite the 1983 imbroglio.

State Chairman of the APC, Ade Adetimehin and his PDP counterpart Fatai Adams at a joint press briefing, hailed the youths in their efforts to put an end to the destruction of property in the state.

Adams called for the arrest of any hoodlum that attacks any individual or property.