#ENDSARS: NUPENG SUPPORTS PROTESTS, DENIES SHUTTING FUEL STATIONS, OIL INSTALLATIONS
By: Akpan Sunday
The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has said that none of its union was ordered to shut down fuel stations or oil installations.
This was contained in a statement titled, ‘EndSARS: No organ of NUPENG ordered shutting down of fuel stations or oil installations,’ jointly signed by its National President and General Secretary, Comrade Williams Akporeha and Comrade Olamide Afolabi, on Saturday.
The NUPENG while declaring its support for Nigerian youths in the ongoing nationwide #EndSARS protests against police brutality, extortion, killing, harassment, illegal detention, carried out by members of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), also called for immediate and far-reaching police reforms.
The statement added, “NUPENG stands with Nigerian youths against Police brutality and calls for immediate and far-reaching Police reforms as our members are also victims of Police brutality and abuses through extortion, detention, harassment and intimidation nationwide.
“Meanwhile, no organ of our Union has ordered shutting down of fuel stations or oil installations.
“We sincerely empathize with all victims of police brutality including our members across the country and we peacefully join all well-meaning Nigerians to say POLICE BRUTALITY MUST STOP!
“Long live the Federal Republic Of Nigeria!”
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