Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith Church Worldwid said that the youths have a right to express their displeasure and pains through a peaceful protest.
The vocal prophet who has been very critical of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration in Nigeria joined the call for an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) – an arm of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).
Three years ago Nigeria’s police chief re-organised SARS after public condemnation about the violence that came with their operations. That change has done nothing for Nigerians and today many are still in danger. #EndSarsProtests
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) October 9, 2020
Speaking at Canaan land during Sunday service, Bishop Oyedepo said he was silent over the protest because he warned Nigerians in 2015 but was humiliated.
He said: “We have been having spades of protests across the nation, Every man has a right, legitimately so to express their displeasure and pain, everybody does. Amen”.
He repeated that he had warned Nigerians in 2015 (not to vote for February) because he could see the danger ahead.
He described the last five years in Nigeria as the most gruesome season in the history of the nation.
“…lives have no value, quantum killing, now they have face the youth, and because they don’t know who is next, they (the youth) have a right to say enough is enough”.
The billionaire preacher said: “Any system that has no value for human-right is irrelevant, if they were killed when they were youths will they be where they are today? and now it would be a sacrilege to shoot the protesters who are not looting, who are not ravaging. When you push a goat to the wall then you will know that goats have teeth to bite. It is a sacrilege to kill youths during a protest, this protest is legitimate”.
Nigerian youth’s protest against police brutality gains international attention and support at a scale never seen before.
The youth accuse of Sars officers robbing, attacking and even killing (innocent) people.
The protest started early October and gets stronger daily.