ANGRY youths over the weekend vandalized the palace of SOUN of Ogbomoso.
This came about 24 hours after the police allegedly killed a youth identified as Isiaka Jimoh during the #EndSARS protest in Ogbomoso.
The death of Isiaka Jimoh is believed to have prompted the action of the raging youths.
The suspected thugs who engaged men of the Nigeria police force threw stones to the age long palace to show their dissatisfaction on the activities of the special anti -robbery squad.
However, normalcy has been restored to the ancient town as soldiers and policemen are currently ensuring that people do their daily business without hindrance..
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, has disbanded the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police.
Adamu made the announcement in a live broadcast on Sunday, followed by a press release by the Force Public Relations Office, Frank Mba.
The IGP also said operatives of the disbanded unit will be redeployed to other police formations and commands.
According to the statement by Mba, the action was taken due to the yearnings of Nigerians.
Groups of Nigerians have been protesting overzealousness of officers of SARS.
The protests had gone through virtually all the states of the federation while the social media have been flooded with Endsars campaign.
Meanwhile Chairman House Committee on Information, National Orientation Ethics and Values, representing Ogo Oluwa/Surulere Federal constituency, Olusegun Odebunmi has condemned in strong term the killing of Jimoh Isiaka and the subsequent attack on ogbomosho’s palace during the protest in the town.
Odebunmi who is also the Chairman of Oyo State Caucus in the House of Representatives reiterated the people’s Constitutional right to assemble, peaceful protest, and freedom of speech described both incidents as needless and avoidable.
He described the police attack and use of fire arms on innocent protesters, who had been legitimately grieved by the excesses of some of their men who belong to the now disbanded SARS as shameful and unprofessional.
He charged the police hierarchy to commence an immediate investigation into the death of Jimoh Isiaka and others who have been confirmed to have lost their lives in the crises, as well as several other extrajudicial killings across the country and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book.
In his words, ” to protest injustices is the foundation of all democracies. It is better to protest than accept injustices. Those who engage in non-violent direct action are not the creators of tension. They merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive”.
Odebunmi also commiserated with Soun of Ogbomosho, Oba Oladunni Oyewunmi on the wanton destruction of the palace of the monarch. He noted that while peaceful protests are allowed in all fledgling democracies muggers, hoodlums and criminals must be prevented from taking advantage of any protest. ” Kabiyesi is a symbol of peace and unity and has habitually identified with the youths in all their worries. The attack on his palace is a criminal action of some deranged youths who took advantage of the peaceful protests to unleash their nefarious intention”
He insisted that the incident must be thoroughly investigated by appropriate authorities in order to bring the perpetrators to book.