#ENDSARS Protest: Makinde deploys Operation Burst team to Ogbomoso




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Following the violence that greeted the ENDSARS protest Ogbomoso, where of the protesters, Jimoh Isiaq was reportedly shot dead, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo , has deployed the ’s security outfit: “

Operation Burst” to the hot spots, especially Ogbomoso axis of the , to ensure that as people protest, they be harassed or brutalised.

The governor, Monday, made the disclosure, during his televised broadcast the ENDSARS protest the . Expressing regret over the death of of the protesters, the governor said that he could imagine the pain and frustration of the parents and families of those who have died or are hospitalised as a result of the actions of the Police Force during these End SARS protests.   Gunshots as is ablaze Ogbomosho [VIDEOS] According to him, protests are a legitimate way for citizens to make their grievances known to the government, adding that, it was totally unacceptable for anyone to be hurt during such protests. Makinde stated: “Last night, I held an meeting with the heads of the main security agencies in Oyo . I have again restated my position the ongoing protests to them. And we have agreed that the police should a back seat as other security agencies the frontlines in securing the lives of protesters, at this time.” “As I stated clearly in my earlier statement, peaceful protests are a legitimate way for citizens to make their grievances known to the government and it is totally unacceptable for anyone to be hurt during such protests.” “Therefore, we have deployed members of Operation Burst to the hot spots, especially Ogbomoso, to ensure that as people protest, they be harassed or brutalised.” “I cannot imagine the pain and frustration of the parents and families of those who have died or are hospitalised as a result of the actions of the Police Force during these End SARS protests.” “To the protesters, I , you can please continue to protest peacefully. These are trying times for all of us and I pray that God continues to guide us and give us the wisdom to navigate through them.” “I to reassure the good people of Oyo , that I am doing everything within my power, to ensure that no lives are lost. I urge all residents of Oyo State to go about their activities without fear,” Makinde assured.