A common question in Nigeria ‘who gave the order’ ?
Niniola, Tiwa Savage, among other Nigerian artistes found ways to ask this on virtual stage. The EndSARS protest had gone on for about a month before casualties and fatalities arose. Humane Nigerians cannot let go of the country wide insecurity and recession that occurred and lingers.
The Nigerian Government in reality has not effected the end of the alleged Special Anti Robbery Squad. The unit carries out duties contrary to their job description and endangers citizen. Murder, extortion, assaulting, stealing, unlawful arrests and kidnapping are a few of the proven crimes by members of the Nigerian ‘men in uniform’. So far they are avoiding repairing actual damage, delivering justice and effecting change. However, the Nigerian youths more than ever are insistent on getting control back from the government and its officials. They deserve actual change, answers and oppression from bad governance has to seize.
Over hundred fatalities are borne from SARS arrests and influence. The unit has to be scrapped as all evidence leads to them being of more harm than good. Despite the curfews effects, online protests remained, only at a minimal level. But a hike in trending the popular EndSARS hash tag is noticeable as at time of writing.
Some victims of SARS include: Modebayo Awosika, Emmanuel Egbo, Godgift Ferguson Ekerete Daniel Adewuyi Tella, Chika Ibeku, Tina Ezekwe, Peter Ofurum, Linda Igwetu, Chinedu Ani, Chukwuemeka, Mathew Onovo, Johnson Nnaemeka, Steven Agbanyim, Chidi Odinauwa, Ifeoma Abugu, Iloanya Chijioke John, etc. May the Almighty God rest their souls. For the casualties, the living affected relatives, youths of tomorrow and citizen suffering from the ills of this present government, justice must prevail.
Social media has continued to buzz with trends related to protesting this government. The government had spoken against protesting, which is a fundamental human Right but protesters are undeterred.