The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has threatened that if the federal government failed to immediately produce the security operatives who used live bullets and killed innocent protesters in the EndSARS protest in Lekki, Lagos on Tuesday night, it would withdraw its services nationwide.

Both PENGASSAN and the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) condemned the killing of the innocent people and declared that their hearts bleed for Nigerian youths.

PENGASSAN said in a statement signed by its President, Comrade, Festus Osifo and the General Secretary, Comrade, Lumumba Okugbawa, that it would hold its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting with a view to withdraw its services across the country.                                 

NUPENG expressed strong solidarity and support for the protest. The union said it stood with Nigerian youths against Police brutality and called for immediate and far reaching Police reforms as requested by the young protesters.

The Union stated that many of its members are as well victims of Police brutality and abuses through extortion, detention, harassment and intimidation nationwide.

But the NUPENG stated that contrary to allegations no organ of the union has ordered shutting down of fuel stations or oil installations, including depots.

“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.” the union said.

By Chibisi Ohakah Abuja

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