The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has thrown its weight behind the #ENDSARS protests holding across the states in Nigeria.
In a statement released by its Assistant General Overseer, Administration and Personnel, Pastor, Johnson Odesola today October 14, the church applauded Nigerian youths for protesting against the alleged brutality and extortion of police officers. While noting the constitutional responsibility of Police to maintain law and order, the Church urged operatives to constantly align their strategies with the needs of the people.
The Church said it welcomes the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Unit of the police. It called on the government to not only restructure the Police but also re-orientate the officers towards modern ways of policing.
“The Church welcomes the disbandment of the SARS, and notes the establishment of a new outfit called the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) but warned that it should not become a case of old wine in a new bottle.
“The Church reiterated its call on Government to take urgent steps to tackle the rising rate of unemployment, decay in the nation’s educational system and the general harsh economic situation in the country,” the statement read in part.
The church appealed to the protesters to go about the protest peacefully and avoid any form of violence.