The National Christian Elders’ Forum, NCEF, says whoever authorised the deployment of troops to face the protesting youths during the #EndSARS protests should be court-marshalled for murder.
The forum also strongly suggested that the country should be renegotiated.
These are resolutions reached at the end of the forum’s emergency meeting and signed by its secretary, Bosun Emmanuel.
They noted that the #EndSARS protests in the country was mismanaged by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
The forum lamented the release of the army against unarmed protesters in the country.
The forum opined that the government should take advantage of the protesters rejecting the operation of the police brutality to introduce State Police.
NCEF expressed concern at the recent events in the country which commenced with nationwide protests against the excesses of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and climaxed to the death of some of the unarmed protesters, security personnel, and mindless destruction of properties.
It added that all the lives lost are Nigerians and there was no need for any of them to have died.
The forum noted that there should be full National Assembly inquiry into the causes of death and destruction that trailed the peaceful #EndSARS protests, adding that the government must be fully investigated for the role played by security agents in transporting, and supervising vandals and thugs to attack the protesters.
The resolution of the meeting titled, ‘#EndSARS – It is time to renegotiate Nigeria,’ observed that the political imbalance in the country produced nothing but sorrow, poverty, and death for Nigerians.
It said the unjust and sectional political structure left behind by the British colonialists was no longer sustainable, stressing that the time was ripe to re-negotiate the country.