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  • 'History Will Be Unkind To Them' —Nigerians Lambast Tinubu, Buhari As They Mourn Slain Protesters

    Nigerians are angry with President Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress, following the killings of an unconfirmed number of people by security operatives at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

    SaharaReporters gathered that the unarmed protesters were at the tollgate singing the national anthem before soldiers opened fire on them, according to the videos that circulated online.

    Hours after the incident, the Presidency has yet to release a statement to condemn the barbaric act.


    Some Nigerians on social media have accused Buhari and Tinubu of being involved in the killings.

    Here are some comments gathered by SaharaReporters from Twitter:

    @OlaDavis; “How did Bola Tinubu manage to wield so much power in Nigeria? How did he become so untouchable? 50% of the toll revenue probably goes to him, and you decided to kill people because of money. Money that isn’t yours. ‪#EndTinubu‬ ‪#EndBuhari‬ ‪#EndThemAll.”‬

    @Olamifadipe; “You have been doing PR and selling Tinubu 2023 agenda for us (for some time). I hope you will desist from it now. Buhari must go. Tinubu must go. Sanwo Olu must go. ‪#BuhariResign‬ ‪#EndBadGoveranceInNigeria.”‬

    ‪@Mz_cutielicious; “‬History will be unkind not only to Buhari, Tinubu and sanwoolu and any foot soldier involved. God will see to your end. Enough is enough.”

    @Oksanazonnet; “‪@MBuhari‬, plz note, immunity won’t last forever, Sir you have a case to answer for killing innocent youths …5 minutes National address would have stopped this. I regret the day I was born into this country. I regret the day I cast my vote for you as my President.”

    @Don_TEE; “Tinubu is trying to deny he had any hand in this. Who ordered the CCTV to be dismantled? Who ordered the lights to be turned off? Who ordered soldiers to get there and start shooting? Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu and Buhari are all involved.”

    @NigerianRise; “Today is a sad day for us, the day the President decided to paint the flag of our country with the blood of our citizens. The lives lost Today will always leave a hole in the hearts of all Nigerians, Buhari is no longer a bad boy; he is a murderer ‪#EndSARS.”‬

    ‪@NIGGARICKS; “‬Politicians think Nigerians will get tired after Today especially. All they have done is ignited something that has been fueling up for decades. And The world is watching. Buhari, Tinubu, and the bad governance of Nigeria, your time is coming to an end. Stand by.”

    @Royzkingin; “History will never forget the roles Buhari, Tinubu and Sanwo Olu played in Today’s genocide. Posterity will judge you all and your offsprings.”

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  • Arise O Compatriots! Nigeria's Call Obey, By Angry Nigerian

    If you are angered by the brutality meted out on peaceful protesters by security forces under direct orders from Nigerian government authorities… 

    … be creative and express your displeasure through any peaceful means – create and share a song, poem, video/audio recording, speech, article/story, blog, animation, cartoon, sculpture, painting, theater work, anything. 

    Sign on to petitions and join up to causes initiated by others who are taking action because they are enraged by the lack of human empathy from our elected leaders. 

    In any way your body, mind and spirit leads you, please revolt against the irreclaimable murder of Nigerian citizens by government security forces during past and ongoing global #EndSARS protests, specifically at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos State on Tuesday, 20 October 2020.

    Tell posterity that your government unleashed soldiers to kill you because you protested against the mess that your country has become. In practically ALL sectors of Nigeria’s economy – health, education, power, natural resources, sports, agriculture, infrastructure/roads/public amenities, pension, name them – our past and present leaders have failed to govern us well. 


    Tell the world, tell God. Tell the grieving, tell your children and future generations, that this was how you felt when the government that swore to protect you began killing you.

    Let your indignation be an expression of your pain, that will be a cry for vengeance for all innocent blood spilled. 

    If you are appalled, then please owe it to your conscience to take an action that would reflect how you would feel if one peaceful unarmed protester, extra-judicially killed, was your brother, sister, father, mother, son, daughter, a relation, friend, or loved one. 

    As Nigerians, may we never again be suppressed to fear our oppressors. We will rise to defy politicians and elected public officials who have betrayed public trust. 

    Speak out against the Nigerian government-backed brutality meted out on Nigerian citizens who were gunned down because they took the destiny of their lives to protest for a better future for our country. 

    When Injustice Becomes Law, Resistance Becomes A Duty!

    Speak up for our ‘Fallen Heroes’ for they have paid the ultimate price for the Better Nigeria that you desire for this nation. 

    May the memory of their sacrifice forever remain. And their deaths never be in vain, Amen!

    Signed
    An Angry Nigerian Youth

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  • BREAKING: Policemen Open Fire On Peaceful Protesters In Ondo, Three Persons Injured

    Policemen have opened fire on peaceful protesters in Ondo town as demonstrations against police brutality and bad governance continues across Nigeria.

    Several sources told SaharaReporters that the policemen shot live bullets at the peaceful protesters in a bid to dislodge them.

    On Tuesday evening, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu imposed a 24-hour curfew in the state due to violence that had greeted the demonstrations in neighbouring states. 


    In a video seen by our correspondent, some angry protesters were seen struggling to move those already shot to the hospital for treatment. 

    A bank in the city has already been attacked by some thugs, who hijacked the peaceful protest. 

    Two vehicles parked within the premises of the bank have also been set on fire by thugs. 

    “One of the policemen shot at the protesters and three persons were hit by bullets, the officers ran to take cover inside the bank. 

    “So, this angered the thugs on the other side of the road, who stormed the bank’s premises and set the cars on fire,” a source told SaharaReporters.

    Currently, there is tension across Ondo State especially in Akure, the capital city, as protesters continue to march through major sections to press home their demand.

    Anti-riot policemen have been drafted to strategic locations in Akure to arrest the situation.

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  • Nigerians Ask RCCG To Strip Osinbajo Of His Pastor Title Or Compel Him To Resign

    Some Nigerians have asked the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) to strip Vice President Yemi Osinbajo of his pastor title or compel him to resign.

    On Tuesday, several #EndSARS protesters were killed by the Nigerian Army in Lagos.

    The soldiers, after killing the protesters, were reported to have carried their corpses away to cover up the act.


    The incident occurred hours after the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced a 24-hour curfew in the state.

    Shortly after the announcement, there was panic on social media after photos emerged of unknown men removing CCTV cameras at the Lekki toll gate.

    At dusk, some unknown persons turned off all the street light, throwing the tollgate into darkness.

    Soon afterwards, the military arrived and ordered protesters to go home after which they fired into the crowd.

    Below are some reactions by Nigerians criticizing the Vice President on Twitter:

    @annonlelion; “RCCG needs to give Osinbajo two option (1) He Resign Now or (2) strip of his pastor title. He is a war criminal, or else RCCG bears the consequences
    ‪#basedonwhat‬
    ‪#Genocide‬
    ‪#GenocideAtLekkiTollGate‬
    Show of Shame. THERE WAS A COUNTRY.”

    @WereyftBarney; “The truth is that the criminal church will still support this one. My own is, the fact that a renowned pastor in Nigeria was party to commissioning a genocide speaks to how hypocritical our “religious fanaticism” is. We’re trapped in a circle guys.”

    @Obi_Nwosu; “Until Pastor Yemi Osinbajo is suspended, I am never stepping foot into any Redeem Christian Church of God. He has lost the grace to serve as the cover of the life of saints.”

    @Beverlyfae1; “One good Sunday after the dust settles, pastor/vice president, Osinbajo will climb the pulpit at Redemption camp to tell you how good the Lord is and you will scream “Amen” at the top of your voice because your head is used to carry the load.”

    @Jorrey; “I am disappointed at Yemi Osinbajo..anyone should never attribute Pastor to his name…hope he suffers same fate people’s children suffers..‪#EndSARS.”‬

    ‪@Tobby71695135; “‬Sunday like this Osinbajo will wear a suit and go to church and even do he’s a pastor ……. Normally thunder suppose strike  am as I dey talk.”

    @GeeKinqest; “If not that God is a patient God. What would Osinbajo and Remi Tinubu be doing on RCCG altar despite the blood on their hands?
    I beseech ‪@PastorEAAdeboye‬ to revoke the pastorship and ministerial appointment given to these two.‪ #endsars.”‬

    ‪@masterDonkelly; @rccghq‬ Until Pastor Yemi Osinbajo is suspended, I am never stepping foot into any Redeem Christian Church of God. He has lost the grace to serve as the cover of the life of saints. He is a murder! The blood of innocent people will never forgive him…”‬

    ‪@fmstallon; “‬Dear RCCG and NBA, One of your pastors and a member of the bar, Osinbajo has to lead a killing spree of unarmed innocent citizens of Nigeria protesting only to stay alive. It’s a ‪#GenocideAtLekkiTollGate‬ in Lagos.‪ #EndBadGoveranceInNigeria‬ ‪#EndSARS.”‬

    ‪@realDrSkills; “‬Pls dear redeemers boycott any redeem church activities whatsoever as a sign of protest until Yemi Osinbajo is strip off his pastoral cover. It’s the least you can do for the lives of our gallant comrades killed in this movement #EndSARS.”

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