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The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately produce the killers of EndSARS protesters.

The association said if the government failed to produce the killers, its National Executive Council would direct members to withdraw their services nationwide.

The association in a statement signed by its President, Festus Osifo, and the General Secretary Lumumba. I. Okugbawa expressed concern over the killings of youths in the country who were agitating for a better Nigeria.

It said, “In view of the gruesome killings of unarmed protesters by armed Military personnels as seen on social media, at the Lekki toll gate last Tuesday night, without mincing words, we vehemently say that this unfortunate incident falls short of any standard of civilization globally of handling peaceful protest in any democratic system.

“Our hearts bleed for innocent Nigerians who lost their lives or got injured in this senseless and inhumane action of the armed security agents of the government.
Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers go to the families of the victims as well”.

It noted that as an institution that indulges in peaceful protest on a regular basis, there is a renewed sense of insecurity with the new tactics employed by the men of the armed forces.

It added, “We are not against government arresting any hoodlum who may want to hide under the guise of the peaceful protest to
perpetuate violence, but to unleash this level of cruelty on peaceful and harmless protesters who were holding the National flag, singing the National anthem in demonstration of their belief in the course of the country by killing and injuring them is highly condemnable.

“We call on the Government of His Excellency the President, Mohammadu Buhari, to provide adequate security for the protesters in line with democratic norms and to immediately produce the
perpetrators of the dastardly act; failure of which we will convene an emergency meeting of our National Executive Council to review the happenings in the Nation with the view of withdrawing
our services Nationwide.

“The President and Commander in Chief of the Nigeria Armed Forces must seize this opportunity to provide uncommon leadership and stir the ship of this nation to safety.”