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Youths Minister regrets killing in Ogbomoso, demands full investigation

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare has described as regrettable, the reported death of Isiaka Muhammad Jamiu of Ogiri Compound, Alasa, Ogbomoso during the #ENDSARS protest in Ogbomoso on Saturday where a few injured youth

The Minister has also demanded a full investigation into the incident in order to bring to justice, all those responsible for Isiaka’s death.

Dare who spoke to the mother of Isiaka, commiserated with the family promising that those responsible will be made to face the full brunt of the law, for their despicable action.

A release signed by the Minister media officer States that Mr. Dare has promised to visit the family of the deceased shortly.

According to the statement, one of the injured students also got a call from the Minister, while still receiving treatment.

It adds that, Oluwadamilare Gbolohunmi, a student of Computer Sciences, got assurances about his safety as well as the payment of his medical treatment and has since been discharged from the hospital.

“ The past few days have been troubling. The demand of the youth for an End to SARS and End to Police Brutality must be taken seriously. Protests are not in themselves unlawful. But, must be done in a peaceful manner and not hijacked by hoodlums. The Government is committed to a revamp of the system and must be given a chance to do this”, the Minister opined.

“There is a renewed commitment at the highest levels of Government to institute far reaching reforms that will see a better era of policing. Our youth are a great resource and we must protect them, not waste them”, the Minister explained.

The Minister plans further meetings in Abuja this week and consultations with youth groups towards the start of a dialogue process, the statement added.

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