In the series of recent extra-judicial killings, the Osun Campus Wing of the Take-it-back Movement, alongside Civil Right bodies, has mandated to put an end to the barbaric act while also pushing out a continuous voice to defeat the machinery being used to oppress the masses.
This was related in a press statement released by the party’s state coordinator, Owoeye Olaoluwa.
With reference to the death of their colleagues, Olaoluwa points to more drastic events to follow while also registering the violent input that comes with a system that inevitably mobilises security forces to gag and extort her citizens.
“It was with rude shock that we received the news of the death of our brothers, leaving others in a fatal and gory condition. We pray the Almighty to give the families and friends of the dead the fortitude to bear the loss.
Idris and one other, until their death, contributed immensely to the economic and social development of the country, but were compensated with death by the Muhammadu Buhari led regime.
As law-abiding citizens, when their car was stopped yesterday by officers of the Special Anti Robbery Squad SARS, they never hesitated to do the needful until the uniformed men went unlawful and unnecessarily aggressive in the usual notorious engagement with harmless citizen which has led to the death of many Nigerian youths. Idris and his friends had to run in fear of their life which led to them being chased and the untimely death of these innocents citizens.
It is of no gainsaying that the uniformed men in entirety are working tirelessly to defend their commanders in offices and no one should be deceived by the statement being released by the State Government. These men work for them and definitely they reciprocate it by working to defend them (uniformed men).
We believe that only a competent Court of Law can determine who is a fraudster, and jumping into conclusion by the uniformed men, which the Governor himself is guilty of, by blackmailing these citizens in a cheap accusation of being fraudsters, is unlawful and should be reversed immediately.
The demonstration yesterday, as a reaction to the death of Idris and his friend, is a pointer to what is looming. It is an inevitable way of registering displeasure in a system that mobilises security forces to gag and extort the the citizens. The Take-it-Back Movement in coalition with civil rights bodies is demanding a sane society for all and this, we will keep pushing towards. Our revolutionary demands remain and we will harness every quarter to smash this oppressive system to install a pro masses system that works for all.
We hold in high esteem the words of Martin Luther King Jr. that says ‘those who love peace must learn to organise as effectively as those who love war’. We also believe that what is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it. We have conquered the laid fear.
In the words of Robert F. Kennedy, ‘each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centres of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Owoeye admonishes for a massive gathering in resisting the brutality and oppression of the security forces.
“A Coalition Group, Coalition for Revolution will be on the street again on 1st of October, let’s pull out for massive resistance as injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere.”