Shina Peller Condemns Destruction of Public and Private Properties by Hoodlums In Iseyin

A member of the House of Representatives from Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency, Hon. Shina Abiola Peller, has condemned a violent protest that was held in Iseyin on Thursday by some hoodlums which purportedly claimed the life a young man.

Hon. Peller, who described the protest as a saddening occurrence that could have been avoided, made this known today in a statement released by his media office, where he also sympathised with the family of the victims of the protest.

This was contained in a statement made available to ROUNDOYO and signed by the press secretary to the lawmaker, Mr Seun Poppins, as the house of representatives member condemned the violence that erupted in Iseyin town, Oyo State.

The statement read:

“I condemn in totality the violence that occurred during a protest in Iseyin yesterday which purportedly claimed the life of a young man. This is a saddening occurrence that could have been avoided. Whilst the said protest was ongoing, some disgruntled elements vandalized and looted Customs warehouse, private properties and shops, whilst the only existing police station in the town was set ablaze. This is regrettable, condemnable, and doesn’t in anyway reflect who we are as peaceful and law-abiding citizens.

“Through our initial peaceful protests across the country, we have spoken aloud in one voice against police brutality and abuse of human rights, and the government has approved our 5 for 5 demands, whilst promising to implement them as soon as possible.

“For government to implement our demands, we need to allow peace to reign. Progress can only be achieved when there is peace. There needs to be a proper orientation in the country where people understand the reasons for protesting and the best ways to ensure the demands of the protests are being met. Looting, destruction of property and causing chaos will achieve nothing except slow down the path of our progress. It also belittles the fight and the struggle that has claimed the lives of innocent protesters. So I appeal, as a fellow Nigerian citizen, that we should allow peace to reign in our fight for progress.

“On our part as lawmakers, we will ensure that all the demands are fully implemented. While I condole with the family of the victims of yesterday’s protest in Iseyin, I urge us all to suspend any form of protest for now as it is obvious that some bad elements are taking undue advantage of it.”

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