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Deployment of soldiers, imposition of curfew won’t stop #EndSars protests –Afe Babalola

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Legal practitioner and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Afe Babalola has expressed that the sending of soldiers shooting live shots and the imposition of curfew won’t stop the ongoing #EndSars protestd.

Afe Babalola made the assertion on Wednesday in an announcement, while responding to the ongoing shootings, killings and crisis shaking different states in the nation because of the declaration of curfew by certain governors.

He repeated that the sending of soldiers to stop the fights by the youths won’t yield fruit but approached President Muhammadu Buhari to rather address Nigerians.

He said; “Protests against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, otherwise known as SARS or FSARS, have spread to all parts of Nigeria and beyond.

“The deployment of soldiers to the streets is not the answer. The imposition of curfews is certainly not the answer,” Babalola said in a statement.

He said that he had before now appealed to President Buhari to please address the issue at that time.

“I now again plead with him to address the root causes of the pain which the youths are complaining about,” he said.

According to Afe Babalola, “The use of live bullets and other lethal weapons against protesting youths is not the answer. The killing of protesting youths is also not the answer.

“A protest both in fact and in law is analogous to a message which an injured toe sends to the brain complaining about unbearable pain,” said Babalola in his reaction to the shooting of the protesters.

He added, “The response by the brain and the head is normally to take steps to treat the pain to the toe.

“Any injured person who refuses to take steps to treat pains to any part of the body does so at his own peril,” the legal practitioner noted.

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