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The factional President of Popular Igbo Socio-Cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council has warned #EndSARS protesters to stay away from the South-Eastern part of the country or they will face the consequences that await them.
The group, in a statement released on Monday described the resumption of a 2nd round of #EndSars protests in some parts of Nigeria today as ‘ill timed and an ill journey that could lead to more casualties than the first protest.’
The splinter group in a statement signed by the factional President General of the, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, highlighted that ‘the Southeast witnessed a massive destruction of public properties and Government assets’ adding that ‘#EndSars protesters should avoid any attempts to invade any part of Southeast, as ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ by the Nigerian Military is fully operational in the region’.
‘It will be suicidal for any youth to engage in another #EndSars protest during this festive period in the Southeast.’ The group also called on igbo youths to avoid the protest.
Meanwhile, the second round of the protest today kicked off in Lagos, Osun and Ekiti with an unconfirmed report saying that protest was staged in Abuja. FCT police command has since denied it, saying that the picture and videos of protest circulation on social media which is purported to be of Abuja is misleading and false. President Buhari has also threatened to deal with those who will hide under protest to cause havoc.
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