The Delta state government has called on young people to give peace a chance as the police return to their duties in the state.
Emmanuel Udoka, who is the Senior Special Assistant (SSA), Security Affairs to Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, made the call while briefing reporters in Asaba on Thursday.
Udoka admonished the youth to show understanding and welcome security officers to work.
He said it was in the best interests of all the law-abiding citizens of the land that the police were allowed to do their job.
According to him, the appeal was made necessary in the context of the intelligence report that some young people are still enraged when they see the police perform their duties.
He said that the government, the police and every politician in the country had learned a lesson from the #EndSARS protest.
“The #EndSARS Investigation Panel is doing an equally great job that will bring peace, reconciliation and compensation to all who were unjustly victimized by SARS.
“However, we must give peace a chance. The country belongs to all of us; we are still trying to stand up economically, therefore we must not destroy what little we had managed to build.
“Our youth have made their point clear, they must embrace peace and allow our leaders to learn their mistakes and correct themselves in the future,” Udoka said.
The security assistant revealed that he had been on a tour of the different areas of the local government, interacting with security agencies and community leaders.
He said the tour was aimed at designing the best way to start peace processes and maintain them for economic growth.