Dateline: Friday 13 February 2021. That is today. And the soldiers are on the streets in large numbers TO PREVENT A PEACEFUL PROTEST against Police Brutality.
The APC government of General Muhammadu Buhari, an elected (Agbada) democratic President, is renowned for its use of deadly force against civilians. It appears clear that the late Idi Amin of Uganda did not carry out as much atrocities against his own people, as General Buhari and his Niger Republic Fulani tribe has done, against Nigerians.
Earlier today, the Nigerian army has been dispatched in its largest numbers to prevent a “Sòrò-Sókè Protest” against injustice planned for Today, Saturday 13 February 2021.
We recall the Lekki Toll Gate Killings of 20th October 2020, when the Nigerian youth organized a Peaceful Protest against Police Brutality by the SARS section of Nigerian Police. Hundreds of Youth were massacred in cold blood, while speaking on the podium. Their crime was that they Spoke Up against police brutality.
Just as in the case of George Floyd, an American black huge man, choked to death under the knee of police officer Derek Chauvin, in broad daylight.
USA TODAY, reported on June 3, 2020, that new charges had been made in George Floyd’s death against Derek Chauvin who now faces second-degree murder. The three other officers who just stood by and allowed it to happen, were also charged. On May 29, Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested and charged with murder of George Floyd’s whose last words were “I can’t breathe”, as life was snuffed out of him under Derek’s knee. Derek appeared to be smiling into the cameras of bystanders who pleaded with him for mercy for George Floyd, till it was too late.
The Nigerian youth protests was called End SARS, to demand that the government bring an end to the SARS Police Brutality, but to reform the Police as a unit (hashtag #EndSARS, #ReformPoliceNG).. They called for reform of the police, with better salaries and improved conditions of service, in the hope that this will encourage police not to beg for money on the streets or attack, even kill, civilians.
#EndSARS was an advocacy, was an initiative that was first floated about 4 years ago, by Mr SEGUN AWOSANYA (popularly known as SEGA), who had worked tirelessly within the Nigerian communities to advise leadership on appropriate methods of engaging the youth as well as its employees.
The #EndSARS movement was later taken over by the youth who tagged it #SoroSoke meaning Speak Up.. The young people protested peacefully on the streets for more than twelve days, without incident, but we’re ambushed by government sponsored hoodlums who went on rampage and destroyed several public and private property, almost exactly as the world witnessed in America.
The protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate on 20 October 2020, were ambushed and many were killed by soldiers invited by the Lagos State government of Governor Sanwoolu, who initially claimed he had no idea how soldiers were on the scene at the Toll Gate.