Founder and senior pastor of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has rubbished President Muhammadu Buhari’s nationwide address over #EndSARS protests.
The President’s address came two weeks after youths demanding disbanding of SARS began protests.
Suleman described Buhari’s speech as insensitive and useless.
He questioned the president’s failure to address the Lekki Toll Gate shooting in Lagos State.
In a tweet, the clergyman insisted that the broadcast was a waste of time.
According to the clergy: “Never had a more ‘wasted 12mins’ all my life, insensitive and useless speech. Who gave the orders for people to be killed?
“What’s the repercussions of such blatant impunity? nobody was fired for lives wasted?.
“No compensation for victims family? I wish I can “unwatch” it.”
Never had a more 'wasted 12mins' all my life…insensitive and useless speech..who gave the orders for people to be killed?.what's d repercussions of such blatant impunity?nobody was fired for lives wasted?.no compensation for victims family?..I wish I can"unwatch" it..
— Apst Johnson Suleman (@APOSTLESULEMAN) October 22, 2020
There have been reports of widespread arson and violence in the past few days as rampaging hoodlums looted, razed and destroyed public and private assets around the country, especially in Lagos, Abuja, Benin, amongst others.
Some state governments including Lagos had since imposed a 24-hour curfew in the wake of the unrest.
Banks, local government secretariats, police stations, shopping malls, television station, newspaper office, court and many others have been looted and burned down in the last 48 hours.
Although the Federal Government disbanded SARS on October 12, the protesters insisted that government had not met all their five-point demand, which included release of all persons arrested and justice for victims of police brutality and setting up an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reports of police misconduct (within 10 days).
Others are psychological evaluation of all disbanded SARS officers before they can be redeployed, and increase in police salary.
The protests, however, assumed a tragic dimension on Tuesday when soldiers shot protesters in Lekki, Lagos. Scores of protesters were killed in Lagos and other parts of the country by security agents and hoodlums.