ENDSARS Protesters: The Ungrateful Nigerians We Fight For

Fighting for Nigerians is a problematic thing, mainly when it’s against the government.

It’s axiomatic that the people are suffering, and the country is in disarray and going to the dogs. However, some Nigerians would instead curse you for fighting on their behalf.

Nigerians occupied the street again on the 20th of October in memory of a one-year massacre at Lekki Tollgate.

The protest divided the nation as counter-protesters celebrating and supporting the disease (SARS) killing them were at the scene for solidarity.

The breeze of frightfulness blowing in Nigeria is in possession of the trivial few while the large numbers of the casualties cry quietly and a couple of brassy speakers are tricked by political infantry.

On the 20th of October 2020, despite the pandemic, Nigerians were on the street, screaming “enough is enough” to a police outfit, SARS, that had over the years molested, exploited even openly killed innocent Nigerians.

Rather than listen, the deafening government unleashed its street dogs and opened fire on the unfortunate victims, killing more than 24.

Police Abuse in Nigeria
Police Abuse in Nigeria

The deaths attracted reactions across the globe, CNN reported it, and the government sent the leader of the animals, the Minister of Communication and Culture, Lai Mohammed.

CNN reported, three days after the incident, “At least 38 people were killed in Nigeria on Tuesday when the military opened fire on peaceful protesters. But the President failed to address the carnage, during his speech on Thursday, drawing criticism from protesters who accuse him of failing to show empathy and unifying the nation.”

The network released videos and pictures of the incident, sparking outrage from the Nigerian government.

While parents were grieving over their kids, a few Nigerians for whom the dissent was held were making a joke of their demises, minimizing and with the cockamamie portrayal.

Today was another day many parents were looking up, restless and scared of the worst news of their lives.

The old monster ran to the media to reiterate his position, this time claiming no one was killed since no one complained despite several reports that Nigerian soldiers muscled parents and eyewitnesses not to come forward.

Nigerians are merely asking for basic amenities, respect and honouring promises made by the government. In the hardship, the police, the soldier and lawless political thugs molest the hapless.

Fighting for justice is a fantasy, with no accountability, transparency or basic governance. Nigerian police are seen on the road, taking bribes, whipping Nigerians and in some cases, at gunpoint, forcing victims to withdraw money from ATMs.

This is alarming for the Nigerian government, especially the current President Muhammadu Buhari, a former tyrant and still a tyrant camouflaging as a liberal.

The current move by the authority to screen Whatsapp discussions and Twitter boycott is proof that Buhari government is becoming fretful of the beasts they have made.

Corruption
Corruption

In the suit number, FHC/ABJ/CS/1240/2021 filed last Friday at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) asked the court for “an order of perpetual injunction restraining President Buhari and any other authority, persons or group of persons from unlawfully monitoring the WhatsApp messages, phone calls and text messages of Nigerians and other people.”

The suit followed the proposal in the Supplementary Appropriation Act signed in July 2021 to spend N4.87bn to monitor private calls and messages. The amount is part of the N895.8bn supplementary budget approved by the National Assembly.

It’s inevitable; Nigerians would one day have a 1million match that would terrify the monstrous government.

At the point when that degree of solidarity is accomplished, political footers will conform, and again, Nigerian would be a secured dwelling country that would draw in investors and travellers.

All things considered, it doesn’t hurt to dream, does it?

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