The Ekiti Council of Elders has lamented the loss of lives and destruction of property during the violence that rocked the country following the hijack of the # EndSARS protests by suspected hoodlums .
The council said , “ It is very unfortunate that at a time that all hands should have been on deck in recuperating from the COVID – 19 pandemic that grounded the nation for the past months, we have to face the consequences of massive loss of lives and destruction of public and private properties which might set us back by decades.”
In the statement signed by the council ’ s President , Prof . Joseph Oluwasanmi; Secretary , Niyi Ajibulu ; and Public Relations Officer , Dr Bayo Orire, the elders stressed “ the importance of engaging the youth and assisting them to understand global and local challenges . ”