How are you all doing?. It has been a very rough week for me mentally and probably for most Nigerians, some Africans in Africa and in diaspora. Unfortunately today’s topic is not a travel post or fashion tips. I would like to use my platform to talk about the ongoing problem in Nigeria. For the past two weeks there has been an ongoing protest against police brutality called #endsars, #endswat. Police brutality has been going on for decades a Nigeria. fortunately the youths got tired and decided to protest that enough is enough. what is SARS ? , according to the government of Nigeria SARS is The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) was a branch of the Nigeria Police Force under the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID). The Police Department was founded in 1992.
SARS has been maltreating youths in Nigeria. they arrest youths that look good because of what the wear or because of the car they drive, The funniest thing is they arrest youths because of iPhone 11. That sounds funny right ? yes they really do arrest youths because of the materialistic things they have. Luckily one of Nigerian celebrities made an awareness on social media two weeks ago to start a protest against police brutality. After 5 to 7 days of the protest the government decides to respond by informing Nigerians that SARS will be reformed. The government decided to give SARS a new name called SWAT. Nigerian youths didn’t agree to it they wanted/still want the whole SARS/SWAT time to be demolished. unfortunately the Nigerian government disagreed with Nigerian youths, they decided to respond by attacking the protesters at Lekki toll gate on 20th of October 2020 by sending soldiers to kill some of the protesters. I personally saw the attack live and direct on DJ switch’s Instagram live.
According to the news about 38 people died. It took the president of Nigeria two days to address the nation about the incident that happened on 20th of October, unfortunately the president of Nigeria didn’t respond the way did Nigerians wanted him to respond. There was no sign of sympathy or empathy in his 12 minutes edited video that people saw yesterday 22nd of October. Nigeria is a big country with lots of talents , oil ,gold,diamond , smart educated people. The problem Nigeria have is the bad leader ship. There are two big parties in Nigeria that has been leading the country for the past 60 years to my knowledge, which are PDP and APC. Hi hope Nigerians are ready to vote for another party which will provide a young fresh mind, somebody willing to change the country somebody willing to give Nigerians better roads ,education, security, and make them feel like a citizen of Nigeria.
I like Nigerians and Nigeria as a country. Lagos is one of my favorite city. A city full of life and fun people. God bless Nigeria and Nigerians. I will be back next week with a fun post. Y’all have a wonderful weekend and stay safe .
PS: you can watch a full video of what happened on DJ switch’s page on Instagram. She just posted a video of the incident. Watch it Here
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