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EndSars protest back on the streets of Lagos

Previously the leaders and sponsors of the EndSars protest had handed in a five demand which they expected the Federal Government to implement and one of them happens to be the improvement of police welfare.

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As at yesterday 7th of December 2020, another round of #EndSars protest took off in Lagos State, as protesters marched to the streets chanting end to police brutality and bad governance.

The Lagos State government had promised to provide security within the area of the protest to avoid a repeat of the violence that took place during the last protest.

Previously the leaders and sponsors of the EndSars protest had handed in a five demand which they expected the Federal Government to implement and one of them happens to be the improvement of police welfare.

The last protest saw a destruction of private and public properties, killings and lootings.

Since the EndSars panel of inquiry was set up, witnesses had come forward to give their testimonies of their ordeal on police harassment and torture.

In respect to the Lekki shooting investigation, there have been a serious debate between the panelist, the Nigeria Military as well as international media organisation as to who was responsible for the killings, with CNN stating that video footage had shown the Nigerian military personnel shooting at protesters, a claim which the Nigeria military denies.

Meanwhile, as regards the recent protest that took place yesterday, President Buhari’s media aide, Bashir Ahmad, expressed his concerns at the recent protest held Lagos, in his Twitter handle he wrote: “The Lagos State Police Command has again warned against any gathering, procession or protest in Lagos as some unpatriotic individuals and groups are planning to embark on the replica of the recent destructive and violent EndSars protest that left pains and agonies in the State.

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Bashir Ahmad

“A quick reminder, as Nigerians requested, the SARS, a defunct unit of the Nigeria Police Force has since been disbanded by the Force. So SARS is no more, don’t be allowed to be misled to cause another destruction and pain in Lagos and elsewhere.

“If you’re truly a lover of Lagos, help to rebuild the recent unfortunate destructions, don’t be misled by hidden enemies of Lagos to cause the second phase of destruction and pain in the State. SARS is no more!”

Abudulrasheed Mubarak is a freelance content creator. He starting his writing career in 2011. He is a graduate of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Urban and Regional Planning.

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