Nigerian Youths came out today to mark the End SARS memorial as it was alleged that people lost their lives on October 20, 2020 when they came out to protest against Police Brutality. To ensure that the memorial is done peacefully without destruction of Government-owned property, the Nigerian Police came out to clamp down on anyone who tries to promote violence.
In a recent post by BBC News Pidgin, a man has been arrested by the Police after he bragged about carrying charms, cutlass and other weapons to Lekki Toll Gate. The man who tried to take to his heels was arrested by the Police and when his bag was opened, a sledge hammer and a cutlass were seen inside his bag.
He also placed cow horn and other charms inside his bag.
We all remember how the End SARS protest was hijacked by hoodlums last year which led to looting of people's shops and the destruction of both private and government property. In my own opinion, I think the Nigerian Police Force did the best thing by arresting this man who was seen with charms and weapons, because no one knows if his intention was to disrupt the peaceful protest so as to cause chaos.
Coming out to protest while carrying weapons is totally out of place and I believe this man will be made to answer questions like;
1. Why he came out dressed that way.
2. Why he kept charms and weapons inside his bag.
3. His motive behind it.
Do you think this man came out like every other person for the peaceful protest?
Image Credit: BBC News Pidgin
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