Protests: No Nigerian blood needs to be spilled – Jonathan warns security agents
The former president urged everyone to exercise restraint
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has charged security agents not to shed blood of peaceful protesters.
He equally implored demonstrators to remain calm and not take laws into their hands.
The former president stated these in a short message he personally signed while reacting to ongoing #EndSARS protests across the nation.
The ex-president spoke as pockets of violence were recorded in Lagos, Oyo, Delta and Ogun states as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
One Jimoh Isiaq was shot dead in Ogbomoso, Oyo State by security agents and a 55-year-old driver, Ikechukwu Ilohamauzo was killed in controversial circumstances in Surulere, Lagos.
Jonathan said it was evident that every Nigerian desired to make the nation a better place although the approach adopted could be different.
He therefore urged everyone to exercise restraint in these challenging times.
“No Nigerian blood needs to be spilled or life lost during a peaceful protest that seeks to advance our country.
“We may hold different views on national issues, but there is no doubt that most people desire the same thing for Nigeria: a place where we can all live out the full potential of our God-given abilities.
“I implore everyone to exercise restraint as we walk through these challenging times,” Jonathan.