ENDSARS protest spurred hoodlums to swing into action across the country—-Femi Adeshina

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Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said that the mass looting that climaxed the #ENDSARS protest was not caused by poverty but the protest.

There were massive looting and destruction of properties across the country with several lives lost after the peaceful protest was abused by hoodlums and miscreants who seized the opportunity to violate law and order.

Adeshina while addressing the issues on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily program yesterday said the protracted protests gave room for looting to take place.

He said:

“Criminality will always be criminality and mere anarchy promotes criminality. What has happened in the last two or three weeks led to what has happened now. If there was cohesion and tranquillity in society, this wouldn’t happen.

“Therefore, it was corollary to the mere anarchic situation that came on the country because of the protests. If you didn’t have people burning police stations, killing policemen, burning private and public property, you wouldn’t have this spate of looting.

“So, I don’t agree that it is all about poverty. Yes, in any country, you will have at any given time, you will have people who are poor, who are hungry and that is one of the reasons why you have government is to ensure that the number of poor and hungry people is reduced.”