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Thugs Break Into Lagos Court, Cart Away Files

21 October 2020 - 8:56am


Thugs on Wednesday stormed the Igbosere High Court in Lagos State, vandalising vehicles and carting away some files.

In a video, which has gone viral on the Internet, the thugs were seen moving out chairs, standing fan and other gadgets from the court.

Federal High Court Igbosere, Lagos on fire #EndSARS pic.twitter.com/l9JE2Ti1KH

— Ladun Liadi (@Ladunliadi) October 21, 2020

Earlier in the day, the house of the mother of the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was razed down.

The house is located on Akerele Street in Surulere.

Several other public buildings have also been set on fire.

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TVC Staff In Abuja Evacuated As Police Surround Building

21 October 2020 - 8:37am


Following the violent attack on the head office of Television Continental in Lagos by armed thugs, staff of the media organisation in the Abuja have been evacuated to a safe place for fear of another attack.

It was also gathered that police had been drafted to the office located in Asokoro in case of any eventuality.

Some of the staff of the station, who spoke with SaharaReporters, confirmed the development and said they were safe.

Thugs on Wednesday set ablaze the station following the killing of many protesters by the Nigerian Army at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Equipment and cars worth millions of naira were burnt beyond recognition.

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Meanwhile, there was relative peace in Abuja on Wednesday as residents went about their normal businesses.

Human and vehicular movements were, however, scanty in the city center and some satellite towns as residents stayed back in their homes to avoid been caught in the crisis.

 

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Nigeria Back To ‘Abacha Days’, Says Soyinka

21 October 2020 - 8:05am


Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, has condemned the shooting of peaceful protesters in Lekki, Lagos.

SaharaReporters recall that over nine protesters agitating against police brutality were killed and several others injured on Tuesday night after security operatives opened fire on them at the Lekki Toll Gate area of the city.

Wole Soyinka

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Soyinka in a statement on Wednesday accused the Nigerian Government of acting in an authoritarian manner by deploying armed soldiers on protesters.

He said, “It is absolutely essential to let this government know that the army has now replaced SARS in the demonic album of the protesters.

“My enquiry so far indicates that the Lagos governor did not invite the army, did not complain of a ‘breakdown in law and order’. Nevertheless, the centre has chosen to act in an authoritarian manner and has inflicted a near incurable wound on the community psyche.

“Need I add that, on arrival in Abeokuta, my home town, I again had to negotiate a roadblock? That went smoothly enough. I expected it, and have no doubt that more are being erected as this is being written.

“COVID-19 has battered the Nigerian economy – such as it is – for over eight months. Of course, it is not easy to bring down COVID under a hail of bullets – human lives are easier target, and there are even trophies to flaunt as evidence of victory – such as the blood-soaked Nigerian flag that one of the victims was waving at the time of his murder.”

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United Nations Calls For End To Attack On Peaceful Protesters In Nigeria

21 October 2020 - 7:12am


The UNSG Antonio Guterres

António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, has called for an end to the attack on peaceful protesters in Nigeria.

His call follows Tuesday's massacre of young Nigerians protesting against police brutality across the country by thugs and security agents.

The UNSG Antonio Guterres unmissions

He said the UN was ready to help Nigeria find a solution that will swiftly de-escalate the situation.

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Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the Secretary-General, in a statement on Wednesday said, “The Secretary-General is following recent developments in Nigeria and calls for an end to reported police brutality and abuses. 

“He condemns the violent escalation on 20 October in Lagos which resulted in multiple deaths and caused many injuries. He expresses his condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He calls on the Nigerian authorities to investigate these incidents and hold the perpetrators accountable.

“The Secretary-General urges the security forces to act at all times with maximum restraint while calling on protestors to demonstrate peacefully and to refrain from violence.   

“The Secretary-General encourages the authorities to swiftly explore avenues to de-escalate the situation. He reiterates the readiness of the United Nations to support national efforts towards finding a solution.”

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Thugs Takeover Oba of Lagos’ Palace, Seize Staff Of Office

21 October 2020 - 7:03am


The palace of Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, has been overtaken by suspected thugs.

SaharaReporters gathered that the thugs broke into the palace situated at Lagos Island despite the presence of soldiers.

They also seized the Oba’s staff of office and vandalised many vehicles in the palace.

The staff of office is the symbol of authority of the monarch.

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BREAKING: Mob Attacks APC Secretariat In Ondo

21 October 2020 - 6:15am


The All Progressives Congress secretariat in Akure, the Ondo State capital, is currently under attack. 

The secretariat located at the Cathedral area of the state capital has been taken over by an angry mob.

This follows the killing of peaceful protesters across the country by security operatives on Tuesday.

Many protesters mostly at the Oloko Junction area of Akure have been wounded by armed policemen drafted to dislodge them.

As of the time of this report, staff of the secretariat had evacuated the building.
 

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#EndSARS: Buhari Sòrò Sókè, The Country Is In Desperate Need Of Leadership By Seun Awogbenle

21 October 2020 - 6:14am


Since the #EndSARS protests started across Nigeria over 12 days ago, I can only recall seeing President Muhammadu Buhari reading a prepared speech into camera for a little over a minute regarding an issue that has sparked national outrage, attracted global attention and solidarity.  

Almost everywhere you turn across the country, sponsored thugs and organised criminals are having a field day in an attempt to delegitimize and totally discredit the #EndSARS protests which has endured for about 12 days for an end to police brutality and a wider call for police reform.

As I make this intervention, there is palpable tension and uncertainty across the country, the country infact appears rudderless, there is no semblance or pretence to leadership, there is anger, frustration and wide disenchantment, it is almost safe to conclude that the country is on auto pilot.

In saner climes, the government provides protection for protesters, ensuring their overall safety and wellbeing. In Nigeria, the situation is different, governments disingenuously aid and, in some cases, encourage thugs and hoodlums to unleash attack on protesters in the most hideous and repugnant manner.

On Monday, over 50 cars belonging to peaceful protesters were burnt by thugs and hoodlums in Abuja, until now not even a word from the police, earlier on Monday morning there was an incident of jailbreak in Benin, the video shows clearly and like the deputy governor Philip Shuaibu of Edo has admitted publicly, that the people that led the jailbreak can never be the same peaceful, articulate young Nigerians who have been demanding for an end to police brutality and wider reform of Nigeria’s policing system.

In Lagos, we are seeing thugs and criminal elements take over the streets to take advantage of the protest to cause mayhem and confusion, in most cases the police are either absent or deliberately distance themselves. On Saturday evening, on my way home from Lekki, where I had gone to join the protest, thugs and hoodlums were all over the street, burning tyres and attacking innocent citizens.

In what must be the most offensive news of the day, Nigeria’s Senate is only just urging President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation! That will never make sense to me, the nation is burning, and the Senate is persuading the President? How do you make a friendly persuasion in the middle of a near war situation, when the President should be compelled?

I am even appalled that we got to a point where our President would have to be persuaded to speak to the country in such a very crucial time as this! I have always known Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari to be an absentee President, what I did not know is this level of aloofness and insensitivity. Which responsible President would watch his nation burn in silence?

Our demands as young people are simple, a right to life, without being killed, set up a judicial panel of enquiry to investigate all atrocities committed by the now disbanded members of SARS, improve the salary and welfare of police officers, justice and compensation for the families of those who have been killed by SARS officials, how is that too much to ask?

But rather than meet our demands, the government would either tacitly or otherwise allow thugs, criminals and hoodlums to sabotage and delegitimize the protest, that will never make sense and Nigerians can see beyond the veneer now. The right to peaceful protest and assembly is constitutionally guaranteed and an important part of our democratic process no citizens should never be intimidated, harassed or brutalized for expressing their right to peaceful protest.

No doubt, President Muhammadu Buhari has again failed to provide leadership in a time of uncertainty like this one, by failing to address the nation to offer inspiration and hope, the body language of the President simply pass him off as a spectacular failure and incompetent leader who lacks the capacity to continue to hold on to such venerated office.

I will never understand how difficult it is for the President to show that he is in charge by addressing the nation to provide information on what the government is doing to meet the demands of the protesters, his loud silence is deafening and disappointing.

Those around the President should tell him that it is time for him to Sòrò Sókè, the country is in desperate need of leadership to prevent a further disintegration into chaos and anarchy. 

The President must be reminded that the #EndSARS protests have been peaceful and will remain that way, the government has a responsibility to provide protection for protesters and ultimately address our demands for an end to police brutality and broader reform of the police. 

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Not Even Their Guns Shall Stop This Revolution By Ibrahim B. Anoba

21 October 2020 - 5:21am


The Nigerian Government has done the unthinkable by ordering the execution of peaceful protesters in cold blood. The Presidency and the Lagos State Government, alongside the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Army, have turned against the constitution. The essence of our democracy, the preservation of lives, and the rule of law are gradually fading away in the atmosphere of terror witnessed on the streets of Lekki and elsewhere across the nation. Nigeria is falling apart from within.

At this point, indeed, the resilience exhibited by protesters during the last few weeks in driving home their demands for justice and police reforms hit the heart of the Nigerian Government. That’s good. It is clear that what these oppressors fear the most is a united front, which refuses to back down or bow to pressure. 

But the President, Muhammadu Buhari, would only hide behind the protection of state security services in Aso Rock rather than attend to the demand of the protesters. At the same time, his colleague in government goes on air to discredit the peaceful protest. In a ridiculous show of disregard for human lives, the President and his lieutenants watch as the youths who helped vote in the ruling All Progressives Congress in 2015 and 2019 are massacred on the streets. Nothing constitutes a failure in its gravest sense than for a government to resort to violent suppression of peaceful protest.

For the Nigerian youth, though, we must reiterate specific facts to ourselves.

First, we must remember that the most significant sociopolitical changes in the history of humanity were achieved on the back of uneasy revolutions. For instance, Americans fought the British on land and at sea to create the world’s most enduring democracy in the 1770s. Enslaved blacks in St. Domingue (Haiti) sacrificed their lives to take control of one of the cruelest European plantations in the 1790s. Around the same time, the French stood up to King Louis XVI and refused to succumb to his iron fist, bringing about the abolition of an absolute monarch for a constitutional monarchy. The Russian Revolution, which is arguably the most significant event of the 20th century, was mounted by workers who refused to give in to inhumane exploitation by powerful elites. (Although I disagree with the tactics and reforms brought to the Soviet Union by the Bolsheviks who took over power at the end of the revolution in 1923.)

Throughout these revolutions, lives were lost, and rebelling civilians were labeled anarchists. But history remembers these revolutions as the most significant because of one thing: the agitators refused to back down amid brutal suppression by their oppressors. Nigerians must know that they, too, are on course to write their chapter in history.

Second, we have come too far to back down. We have never been this close to bringing about change in Nigeria. A reinforced effort to raise our voice peacefully is necessary. Our brothers and sisters who fell to the bullets of the oppressors, must not die in vain. When the human rights activist, Fela Kuti lamented about how Nigerians stood by while hundreds of soldiers attacked his Kalakuta residence in Lagos in February 1977, he was hopeful that the time would come when the people will unite against their oppressors. That time is already happening. But unlike Fela, who could not witness the change he cried for, this generation of defiant Nigerians will see that change manifest because they have refused to fight alone.

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To the Nigerian Government, however, this brutal clampdown has shown that the purported call for negotiation or understanding with the protesters was not genuine all along. Nigerians have woken up, and they will not be intimidated. The demand for reforms will never stop; It is either a holistic reform in how policing is done or nothing. Also, the world is watching. Is the President not embarrassed to see how his countrymen are massacred only a few weeks after visiting Mali to promote peace and democracy? But the world would always know the truth, and history never forgets.

The massacre of October 20, 2020, has changed the course of our democracy. We will remember how blood flooded the streets while our leaders enjoy the comfort of their families. We will not forget the names of our fallen comrades. We will continue to fight for this democracy regardless of whatever bullet fly the air. Nothing can stop a change whose time is ripe and these sweat and blood shall never be in vain.

Ibrahim B. Anoba is a managing editor at African Liberty and a fellow of the Center for African Prosperity at the Atlas Network. He tweets via @Ibrahim_Anoba.

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Staff Flee As Thugs Attack Channels Television Headquarters

21 October 2020 - 5:12am


Staff of Channels Television have been forced to escape for their lives as a mob invaded the broadcast station on Wednesday morning.

Angry thugs have been destroying government properties after armed security officers opened fire and killed peaceful protesters at Lekki, Lagos, on Tuesday night.

Channels Television has since gone off-air.

A mob earlier attacked and set fire to Television Continental believed to be owned by Bola Tinubu, former Lagos State governor.

The Nigeria Ports Authority, Lagos, and the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge toll plaza have also been burnt.

The situation has spilled tension all across Lagos and beyond where citizens are continuing to demand an end to police brutality and improved governance in Nigeria.
 

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Lekki Massacre: Who Gave The Order? By Fredrick Nwabufo

21 October 2020 - 5:11am


Fredrick Nwabufo

The streets of Nigeria are coursing with the blood of innocents felled by guilty bullets of state agents. The Nigerian flag has turned scarlet from being a sponge soaking up the living fluid of harmless citizens who thought that the murderers would respect the symbol of the nation and spare their lives. The bodies of citizens are broken, littering the alleys. Young Nigerians who only ventured out with nothing but the flag, their fist and voice to protest against police brutality became victims of the violence they are campaigning against.

Who gave the order for the killing of at least seven citizens at Lekki and the maiming of other protesters whose only offence is to demand an end to police brutality? Who gave the order for the bloody assault on defenseless Nigerians who are only demanding good governance? Who gave the order for the cameras and lights at Lekki tollgate, where the protesters converged, to be removed ahead of the slaughter?

Fredrick Nwabufo

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, the centre of the executions, has denied culpability. According to him, forces beyond his ken dispatched the deadly violence in the state he presides over.

The governor said: ‘’This is the toughest night of our lives as forces beyond our direct control have moved to make dark notes in our history, but we will face it and come out stronger.’’

But is this not an admission of incompetence and a testament to abdication of responsibility? The primary responsibility of the state governor is to protect the lives and property of his citizens. Why did he not raise the alarm on the impending doom? Why did he surrender his state to ‘’forces beyond his direct control’’?

Well, inasmuch as, Sanwo-Olu’s complicity cannot be discounted, the order for the martyring of citizens at Lekki tollgate emanates from the highest recesses of government. The order sprouts from Aso Rock. It comes from the one who is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. President Buhari gave the order! The army and the police are his to command alone; nobody not even a governor, disputes these powers with him. 

Buhari gave the order!

Nigerians had railed against the president’s decision to post soldiers into the streets nationwide amid the EndSARS protests, but the president was adamant – insisting on deploying brute force against a civil action. The army’s ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ kicked off on Tuesday – and just in its first day, there are already civilian causalities across the country.

Buhari’s hands have been made unclean by the blood of the innocents. The killing of citizens only exercising their inalienable rights is on him. He cannot wash himself off this tar even if he uses hyssop. History has taken note of this day, and the place of Buhari in it is already secured as the leader of one of the most brutal and incompetent regimes in Nigeria.

The Nigerian state under Buhari has been fashioned into a coliseum of oppression and repression. The Buhari regime only pales in comparison to the Abacha junta. Life has receded to becoming ‘’solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short’’ in Buhari’s Nigeria. The regime has elevated violence above order, and evil divinations above ethics, principles and common sense.

The Buhari regime is one which deliberately creates anarchy to suppress dissent. It has metaphorically set up a ‘National Thug Corps’ (NTC) for the discharge of grimy state duties. The NTC is the quasi-security arm of the regime. They are always on reserve; ready to be deployed for mayhem. They escape accountability, identification, outrage and culpability. This is why they are deployed when police clampdowns will stir a storm. We have seen how they were deployed in Abuja and Lagos.

In Abuja, security agents were providing cover for hoodlums and bandits as they unleashed attacks on protesters and other citizens. Some of these bandits were freighted from neighbouring states to the nation’s capital. At least, five citizens have been killed by these state-sponsored vermin in the FCT. This is all because the president is skittish about citizens’ power; he is more concerned about securing his seat than the lives of Nigerians. Therefore, he deploys agents of death and anarchy to hack down dissenters and incite chaos so as to fasten his fascist grip on the state.

Really, if the president has any honour left in him; he must resign now and hand himself to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for prosecution over crimes against humanity.

Buhari must account for the killing of protesters in the FCT, Lagos, Kano, Jos, Edo, Ondo, and elsewhere in the country.

His hands are unclean.

Fredrick Nwabufo is a writer and journalist

Twitter:@FredrickNwabufo

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Nigerian Government Appeals For Calm After Police, Army Massacre Peaceful Protesters

21 October 2020 - 5:10am


The Nigerian Government has asked citizens to remain “understanding” and “calm” after peaceful anti-police brutality protesters were shot and killed around the country on Tuesday.

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhamamdu Buhari, made the comments in a statement on Tuesday.

He said, “Reeling out the steps he claimed have so far been taking to address the demands of the protesters.

“The Presidency appeals for understanding and calm across the nation, as the implementation of the reforms gathers pace at federal and state levels.

“The Presidency wishes to reiterate the full commitment of the Buhari administration to the implementation of lasting police reforms in Nigeria.

“President Muhammadu Buhari welcomes the promptness of these necessary subnational actions, and reaffirms his commitment to supporting the state governments to ensure that justice is achieved for all victims of police brutality in Nigeria.

“Under the Chairmanship of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the National Economic Council at its meeting on Thursday October 15, 2020 resolved to establish state-level Judicial Panels of Inquiry, to investigate allegations of Police brutality and ensure that all erring personnel are brought to justice.

“Prior to that, the President in June 2019 signed a Bill establishing the Police Trust Fund, to mobilize additional funding for the welfare and equipping of the Nigeria Police Force. Accrual of funding into the Fund, as specified in its enabling Act, has commenced.”

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Archbishop Of Canterbury Condemns Killing Of Peaceful Protesters In Nigeria

21 October 2020 - 4:43am


Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has condemned the killing of peaceful protesters in Lekki, Lagos, and other parts of the country.

His condemnation follows series of coordinated attacks across the country by thugs and security operatives on citizens.

In a post on Twitter, Welby said, “I condemn in the strongest terms the reported deliberate shooting of unarmed protesters in #Lagos and other parts of #Nigeria. 

“I have urged President @MBuhari directly to ensure that lives are protected - and I say that again now. 

“I mourn for Nigeria. May God save Nigeria.”

I condemn in the strongest terms the reported deliberate shooting of unarmed protesters in #Lagos and other parts of #Nigeria. 

I have urged President @MBuhari directly to ensure that lives are protected - and I say that again now. 

I mourn for Nigeria. May God save Nigeria.

— Archbishop of Canterbury (@JustinWelby) October 21, 2020

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Hours After Killing Of Peaceful Protesters Across Nigeria, President Buhari, Osinbajo Yet To Address Country

21 October 2020 - 4:33am


More than 20 hours after thugs and security operatives massacred peaceful protesters across Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, are yet to address the country.

Buhari has only spoken in a short clip on Twitter since the nationwide protest began more than one week ago while Osinbajo made a series of tweets apologising to Nigerians for failing to curb the excesses of the police.

There is currently tension in many parts of the country at the moment.

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BREAKING: Nigeria Ports Authority In Lagos Set On Fire

21 October 2020 - 4:32am


The Nigeria Ports Authority in Apapa, Lagos, has been set on fire.

The building was set on fire by angry Nigerians, who began vandalising public properties following the killing of unarmed protesters at Lekki, Lagos, on Tuesday night.

The mob gathered at the entrance of the port before breaking in and setting fire to the building.

Tension has continued to brew in Lagos as angry residents continue to damage public properties.

Thugs had earlier attacked and burtn the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge toll plaza as well as Television Continental believed to be owned by former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu.

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Thugs Set Ablaze Governor Sanwo-Olu’s Family Home On Lagos Island

21 October 2020 - 4:29am


Suspected hoodlums have set fire on the family home of Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Omididun Street, Lagos Island.

The incident followed the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki area of Lagos on Tuesday night by Nigerian Army personnel.

Eyewitnesses claimed that over 10 persons were confirmed dead while many were left with bullet wounds.

The incident has been greeted with outrage all over the world.
 

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#ENDSARS: Joe Biden Tells President Buhari To Stop Killing Of Protesters In Nigeria

21 October 2020 - 4:29am


A former United States Vice President and presidential candidate in November's election, Joe Biden, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the killing of protesting Nigerians in the country.

Biden, who commisserated with victims of shootings by the military, said the government should embrace dialogue rather than killing protesters.

He stated that the US will stand with peaceful protesters calling for the reform of the Nigeria Police Force.

He said, "I urge President Buhari and the Nigerian military to cease the violent crackdown on protesters in Nigeria, which has already resulted in several deaths. My heart goes out to all those who have lost a loved one in the violence.

"The United States must stand with Nigerians who are peacefully demonstrating for police reform and seeking an end to corruption in their democracy.

"I encourage the government to engage in a good-faith dialogue with civil society to address these long-standing grievances and work together for a more just and inclusive Nigeria."

The violence that rocked #EndSARS protests across the country worsened on Tuesday with 43 protesters and six policemen losing their lives.

The Lagos State Government confirmed the killings of peaceful #ENDSARS protesters in Lekki, Lagos.

The army after killing the protesters carried their corpses to cover up the genocidal act.
 

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Police, Soldiers Continue Shooting At Protesters In Lagos

21 October 2020 - 4:26am


The Nigerian Army and Nigeria Police Force have continued shooting at residents of Lagos as tension mounts across the state.

Gunshots from the military are being reported at Lekki, Yaba, Ikorodu, Magodo and Mushin areas of the state.

Several persons have been reportedly killed following the shootings by military personnel.

Angry Nigerians have taken to the streets to vandalise properties believed to be owned by ex-Lagos governor, Bola Tinubu.
 

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BREAKING: Policemen Open Fire On Peaceful Protesters In Ondo, Three Persons Injured

21 October 2020 - 2:42am


Policemen have opened fire on peaceful protesters in Ondo town as demonstrations against police brutality and bad governance continues across Nigeria.

Several sources told SaharaReporters that the policemen shot live bullets at the peaceful protesters in a bid to dislodge them.

On Tuesday evening, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu imposed a 24-hour curfew in the state due to violence that had greeted the demonstrations in neighbouring states. 

In a video seen by our correspondent, some angry protesters were seen struggling to move those already shot to the hospital for treatment. 

A bank in the city has already been attacked by some thugs, who hijacked the peaceful protest. 

Two vehicles parked within the premises of the bank have also been set on fire by thugs. 

"One of the policemen shot at the protesters and three persons were hit by bullets, the officers ran to take cover inside the bank. 

"So, this angered the thugs on the other side of the road, who stormed the bank's premises and set the cars on fire," a source told SaharaReporters.

Currently, there is tension across Ondo State especially in Akure, the capital city, as protesters continue to march through major sections to press home their demand.

Anti-riot policemen have been drafted to strategic locations in Akure to arrest the situation.

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BREAKING: Thugs Attack Television Continental In Lagos

21 October 2020 - 2:30am


Angry thugs have attacked Television Continental believed to be owned by a former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu.

SaharaReporters gathered that the thugs besieged the entrance of TVC in the Ikosi-Ketu area of Lagos and attempted to break in to the broadcast station.

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"Thugs are at the entrance of TVC. They are trying to burn it. Smoke is now coming out," an eyewitness told SaharaReporters.

The development affected the broadcast of the station on Wednesday morning as programmes were not aired for several minutes.

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The incident followed the killing of over 10 peaceful protesters on Tuesday by security operatives in some parts of Lagos including the Lekki Toll Gate area.

Many persons believe that Tinubu had a hand in the deployment of soldiers to attack and kill young Nigerians demanding an end to police brutality and extrajudicial killings in the country.

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Arise O Compatriots! Nigeria's Call Obey, By Angry Nigerian

21 October 2020 - 1:59am


If you are angered by the brutality meted out on peaceful protesters by security forces under direct orders from Nigerian government authorities… 

… be creative and express your displeasure through any peaceful means – create and share a song, poem, video/audio recording, speech, article/story, blog, animation, cartoon, sculpture, painting, theater work, anything. 

Sign on to petitions and join up to causes initiated by others who are taking action because they are enraged by the lack of human empathy from our elected leaders. 

In any way your body, mind and spirit leads you, please revolt against the irreclaimable murder of Nigerian citizens by government security forces during past and ongoing global #EndSARS protests, specifically at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos State on Tuesday, 20 October 2020.

Tell posterity that your government unleashed soldiers to kill you because you protested against the mess that your country has become. In practically ALL sectors of Nigeria’s economy – health, education, power, natural resources, sports, agriculture, infrastructure/roads/public amenities, pension, name them – our past and present leaders have failed to govern us well. 

Tell the world, tell God. Tell the grieving, tell your children and future generations, that this was how you felt when the government that swore to protect you began killing you.

Let your indignation be an expression of your pain, that will be a cry for vengeance for all innocent blood spilled. 

If you are appalled, then please owe it to your conscience to take an action that would reflect how you would feel if one peaceful unarmed protester, extra-judicially killed, was your brother, sister, father, mother, son, daughter, a relation, friend, or loved one. 

As Nigerians, may we never again be suppressed to fear our oppressors. We will rise to defy politicians and elected public officials who have betrayed public trust. 

Speak out against the Nigerian government-backed brutality meted out on Nigerian citizens who were gunned down because they took the destiny of their lives to protest for a better future for our country. 

When Injustice Becomes Law, Resistance Becomes A Duty!

Speak up for our ‘Fallen Heroes’ for they have paid the ultimate price for the Better Nigeria that you desire for this nation. 

May the memory of their sacrifice forever remain. And their deaths never be in vain, Amen!

Signed
An Angry Nigerian Youth

#LekkiMassacre 
#EndSARS 
#EndBadGovernanceInNigeria

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