Today's Headlines: Protest Begins In Abuja; No Proof Any Protester Was Killed At Lekki Tollgate- Lai
Protest Begins In Abuja Some EndSARS protesters took to the streets of the nation’s capital on Wednesday to commemorate the first anniversary of the protest. Photo Credit: Dailytrust The protesters converged on Unity Fountain, Abuja, before trooping to the streets. Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, was among those who addressed the protesters, who wielded placards within Unity Fountain.
Another Protest Begins In Kaduna. Some youths from the southern part of Kaduna State on Saturday protested the spate of killings and kidnappings in the North-West state. The youths, under the aegis of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU), berated the state governor, Nasir El-rufai for failing to address the worsening security in the state.
Another Protest Begins Today Some youths from the southern part of Kaduna State on Saturday protested the spate of killings and kidnappings in the North-West state. (Photo Credit: Naija news) The youths, under the aegis of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU), berated the state governor, Nasir El-rufai for failing to address the worsening security in the state.
EndSARS: How Police And Protesters Had Face Off As Youths Insisted They Were Exercising Their Rights
The story of this year's EndSARS memorial will not be complete without talking about the face off between the protesters and security agents. The protesters had some strategic meeting points in some parts of the country. Some of the major meeting points were the Lekki Toll Gate Lagos, Unity Fountain Abuja and other areas in various states across the country.
A group of protesters has gathered at the Unity Fountain, Abuja to protest against the EndSARS protesters across the country. The pro-Buhari/anti-EndSARS protesters were spotted with banners denying the alleged massacre of unarmed protesters in Lagos on 20th October 2021. Today marks the first anniversary of the alleged massacre of unarmed protesters at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos State.
Southern Kaduna youths have once again called the state house of assembly to impeach Governor Nasir El-Rufai and declare state of emergency in the state. The youths who staged a protest at the Unity Fountain in Abuja said that the governor has not taken charge of security situations and failed to forestall peace and safety in the state.
A group of pro-Buhari protesters have said that nobody was killed at Lekki tollgate, during EndSARS protest. The group which gathered at the Unity Fountain, in Abuja, insisted that nobody was killed at Lekki, in Lagos state. Despite the EndSARS memorial protest, that is going on in some places in the country, the pro-Buhari protesters, said that the Lekki shooting was a hoax.
According to the report, the conveners of the EndSARS memorial and protests have released the dates and venues for the scheduled event. Recall that in October 2020, the Nigerian youths stormed the major streets of Nigerian cities to protest against the brutality of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.
The CEO of Sahara Reporters and human rights activist/Revolution now convener, Mr Omoyele Sowore has alerted Nigerians on another phase of the protest after the proposed June 12th movement. He made the disclosure via his Official social media handle where he called on residents of Abuja to get ready for the phase two of the #BuhariMustGo campaign.
According to reports, supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari who stormed the Unity Fountain area of Abuja on Saturday morning, have engaged in a serious fight over money sharing formula. It was gathered that the #IStandWithBuhari protesters were employed as a counter-measure against those who had vowed to protest against bad governance in Nigeria.
Southern Kaduna Youths calls for declaration of state of emergency as they protest at Abuja.(Photos)
Earlier today at the Unity Fountain Abuja the Southern Kaduna Youths under the auspices of SOKAPU Youth wing called for the declaration of State of Emergency in Kaduna state following incessant killings and other insecurities bedeviling the state. Last week was indeed a terrifying week to some citizens of the Southern Kaduna as they experience series of attacks from unknown Gunmen where lives and properties were reportedly destroyed.
Report have emerged that organizers of the #IStandWithBuhari protest were engaged in internal scuffle during the protest organized to counter the June 12 protest. According to the Punch News, it noted that the tussle broke out on Saturday at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, which was the venue of the said protest.
A group of people who appeared to be supporters of President Buhari's administration reportedly assaulted some peaceful protesters in Abuja. According to a video that surfaced online today, the peaceful protesters were holding up their signposts in a public place as they pass by Buhari supporters. When the Buhari supporters saw the Buhari must-go protesters, they crowded around them and ordered them to leave the area immediately.
Police fire tear gas at protesters in Lagos Men of the Lagos State Police Command on Saturday morning, fired tear gas canisters at the protesters gathered at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Lagos, venue of the June 12 Democracy Day protest. The protesters were demanding an end to bad governance when they were tear-gassed by the security operatives.
The Southern Kaduna youths came out in their number protesting against killings, kidnappings and rapping in the state on Saturday. Being filled up with the excessive killings, kidnappings and raping in the state, they came out to show their grievances on Saturday morning. This follows the worsening security under governor Nasir El-Rufai led government and chief security officer of the state.
The US Mission in Nigeria has issued a warning to its nationals in the country not to take part in tomorrow's protests in many parts of the country. This was issued in a statement titled Demonstration Alert: US Mission Nigeria (June 11, 2021) - Nationwide Protests on Democracy Day,' this statement was sent on Friday June 11th.
A video of Pro-Buhari protesters, who were promised to pay them N1000 to join the protest, currently trending on Social Media shortly after the video was posted online. Recall there is a report of some persons, who identified themselves as supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari, also clashed at Unity Fountain, Abuja, over sharing of money.
It’s no more news that a protest is set to happen on 12th June, 2021. There have been speculations all over the country in preparation for the protest. In the early hours of the day, supporters of the current government in Nigeria stormed Unity Fountain, Abuja on 12th June, 2021.
On Saturday morning, at Unity Fountain, a battle struck between protesters supporting President Buhari's Administration. These protesters were seen with placards inscribed "we stand with Buhari, we stand with Nigeria, Nigerians are United for Buhari, the Constitution is clear, it is right to stand with you and many others.
Amidst Nigerians preparation for another peaceful protest which is expected to hold on Wednesday, 20th of October 2021. According to recent reports, Femi Falana (SAN), a Lawyer and Human right activist has sent a letter to the Inspector General Of Police, Usman Baba.