Enugu may witness another round of #EndSARS protest soon.
A non-governmental organization, Heroine Women Foundation, HWF, in conjunction with other civil society organizations, said #EndSARS/#EndPoliceBrutality protest, which seems to have been put on hold because of violence that erupted, would kick off again in Enugu.
Executive director of HWF, Onyinye Mamah, who disclosed this to newsmen in Enugu on Thursday, did not however say when the new round of protests would commence, but that it would be as soon as possible.
Mamah said the protests this time around would be very peaceful like the previous ones before they were rudely infiltrated and interrupted as well as the curfew declared by the government to check further protests and the attendant looting, burning and killings that marred them.
She also said that as soon as the curfew declared by the government is lifted and as soon as the panel of inquiries set up over allegations of police brutality completes their job, the protests would erupt again.
“If government meets the demands of the protest, there will be no need for more protests. We want peace.
“Violence cannot achieve anything. Government should be open to us,” she said.
The woman leader condemned the way the ongoing protests were interrupted, saying that youths would have achieved a lot.
“We would have achieved a lot if violence had not crept into the protest.
“We’ll not destroy a society we are trying to build. I implore us to ensure peace.
“I appeal to us to be calm over what we are clamouring for.
“This is a call for a peaceful protest because we are going to continue but we are not going to do it like hoodlums.
“It is a call for a peaceful protest,” she said and called on youths to avoid spreading fake and malicious news.”