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SocialMediaTrends: Buratai, other Service Chiefs’ resignation; new revelations from #EndSARS protest

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Matters of national concern turned out to be major focus in the Nigerian social media space on Tuesday as users engaged in interesting conversations.

The following topics made top trends online:

#EndSARS

Nigerians were triggered to trend the hashtag on Tuesday after Writer and Investigative journalist, Fisayo Soyombo released an investigative report, confirming at least 21 deaths from the Lekki shooting of unarmed protesters by the military on October 20, 2020.

The report titled “#PortraitsOfBlood”, aimed at uncovering alleged post-#EndSARS cover-ups by the Nigerian military and the Lagos state government as to the killing of innocent protesters, agitated most Nigerians with its heartbreaking details.

The report bore shocking revelations of how a female soldier had allegedly filmed the entire shooting incident and how bodies of protesters were stacked in the army truck never to be seen again.

The report also disclosed how doctors with Reddington Hospital, Lekki, were warned by the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, not to announce any death even though the hospital had allegedly received 10 gunshot victims on the night of October 20 with three already dead.

The development sparked fresh agitations among online #EndSARS protesters who have as well raised eyebrows to the persisting cases of brutality among security operatives.

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Service Chiefs, Buratai

Nigerians were taken by surprise on Tuesday following news of the resignation and replacement of the nation’s Service Chiefs.

President Muhammadu Buhari had taken to his Twitter handle to announce that he had accepted the “immediate resignation” of the war chiefs and their retirement from service. He further thanked them for their “overwhelming achievements” and “efforts at bringing enduring peace to Nigeria”.

The new Service Chiefs as announced by the President included: Major General Leo. Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major General I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao, Chief of Air Staff.

Most social media users have also bid good riddance to the retired service chiefs especially, Ex-Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai.

…By Okiemute Abraham

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