Nigerians are mourning the passing of Jimoh Isiah, a young Nigerian man, who was shot by an officer at the #EndSARS protest in Ogbomosho.
The executive Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has confirmed the incident and said Jimoh Isiaq was rushed to Bowen Teaching Hospital in Ogbomosho where he later died.
In his statement, Seyi Makinde said the situation is regrettable and assured Nigerians he has directed the relevant agencies to thoroughly investigate the incident and bring justice to the bereaved family.
Part of the Governor’s statement reads:
“This situation is highly regrettable. I have contacted the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State, Nwachukwu Enwonwu, and other relevant agencies, and investigations into what led to the unfortunate incident are still ongoing. I pray that God grants the parents of Jimoh Isiaq the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.”
The news of his death quickly stirred heated reaction on social media, and now the deceased has been buried in his hometown, according to his religious rites.
See the video from his funeral, and the reactions from Nigerians who are grieving:
Rest In Peace Jimoh Isiaq!' He was murdered by trigger-happy @PoliceNG officers while participating in peaceful #EndSARSProtests in #Ogbomosho earlier today. We will never forget you😪✊ pic.twitter.com/GID1bcu0er
— EiE Nigeria (@EiENigeria) October 10, 2020