END SARS Peaceful Protest – 20-10-2020
“Leave them! Let them shoot! No problem!”
“Everyone, sit down! Sit down!”
Those were the loudest cries of the people at the Lekki toll gate, Lagos, Nigeria 0n 20th October 2022.
At about 6:50 pm on the 20th of October, 2020, members of the Nigerian army arrived at the scene in their vehicles, they alighted with guns in their hands as they approached the peaceful protesters.
It was a shower of bullets, and rain of ammunition as the cries of young men and women filled the air. There was screaming, yelling, and screeching as blood poured out of their bodies wetting their fatherland and turning it red.
They held on to their flags, waving them peacefully in the air as bullets pierced their youthful bodies. It was a gruesome sight. Many were shot in the head, some were hit in the leg. People witnessed as their friends dropped dead right beside them. They ran for cover and scrambled to safety but there was none to save them. It was so saddening to see the soldiers that were initially established to guard and protect them turn around and kill them. It was a shower of blood, a bloodbath.
The flags in their hands have turned from green and white to Red, it was soaked in blood. Even as they sang the National anthem, the shooting did not stop; the more they sang, the more they shot.
The youths were only requesting good governance, quality jobs, security, and the necessities of life. but instead of a change, they received death. They wanted the police brutality to end, they wanted justice; instead, they received even more brutality.
This is Nigeria, the Land of bleeding youths. This is Nigeria, the land of bullying into submission. This is Nigeria, the land of death.
The citizens of the country are in perpetual suffering, while the children of government officials, and politicians are enjoying life to the fullest.
While ASUU Strikes lingered on in Nigerian universities, the children of politicians are graduating from foreign universities and throwing lavish wedding parties.
1. Willie Obiano - the former governor of Anambra State, his daughter; Dr. Ogechukwu Obiano is a medical graduate from a foreign university. Ogechi Obiano graduated with a medical degree from the University of Texas, UTHealth McGovern Medical School in Houston.
2. Rochas Okorocha - former Imo State governor and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial district: His children have been known to graduate from foreign institutions, his son Amen Amarachi Rochas graduated from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA.
3. Muhammadu Buhari - The sitting president of Nigeria: Aisha Hanan Buhari graduated from Ravensbourne University.
4. Yemi Osibanjo - The current Vice President of Nigeria: His first daughter graduated from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA, and his son Fiyin graduated from Warwick University which is located in the United Kingdom. Just to mention a few.
Nigeria is still wallowing in the mud, while the politician and their children are still getting married and spending money lavishly. The government is amassing money for their private use, spending money on their families, hosting non-essential parties, and looting funds, while the country can’t afford to pay debts that are in trillions of dollars.
20th October will always be remembered as the day when injustice prevailed in Nigeria. It will be remembered as the day when the youths gave their lives for the right cause. Come to think of it, did they give their life, or was it taken???
The YORUBA SELF-DETERMINATION MOVEMENT condemns the dastardly act and impunity by the government of Nigeria.
We don’t belong here!!!
We want out!!!