With the #EndSARS protests still ongoing across the country, discussions among Nigerians on major social media platforms, especially Twitter, have continued to be about the agitations.
Nigerians may have gotten used to seeing the Twitter trends table “decorated” with hashtags affiliated to the fight against police brutality.
Ten days into the protests, and the demands have remained the same: #EndSARS, #EndPoliceBrutaity, #EndInsecurityInNigeria, #ReformTheNigerianPolice, #ArrestKillerPolice, #aBetterNigeria and #RECONSTRUCTNIGERIA.
Christian youths nationwide have also organized prayer walks as their way of lending their voice to the campaign.
THIS IS REVOLUTION!✊
We surge out their stupidity, dirty mentality, bias mindset, oloriburukunism, oloshism, ashierenism, alayebajenism and put back all good thing concerning youths and it's revolution!✊💪🏽#EndPoliceBrutality #EndSARS #RECONTRUCTNIGERIA Chijioke Prof
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— MAZINE🎤 #EndSARS🇳🇬🚯 (@itz_mazine) October 17, 2020
Sending Soldiers With Guns To Intimidate #EndSARS Peaceful Protesters Is A Waste Of Time And Resources. The 🇳🇬Youths Are No Longer Scared Of Guns And Bullets, The Govt Have Oppressed Them Long Enough! #EndPoliceBrutality#ReformTheNigeriaPolice #AirportRoadProtest #SecureNorrh pic.twitter.com/9ycUh22eOk
— Somto Okonkwo (@MrSomtoOkonkwo) October 17, 2020
— #EndSarsNow 💎 (@PH_Prinx) October 17, 2020
KWARA state governor abandoned his convoy on his way to office due to protesters blocked his way 😂 and he had to board an OKADA. This is the real #RevolutionNow#ReformTheNigeriaPolice#EndSARS #EndSWAT#EndPoliceBrutality #ENDBADGOVERNANCE pic.twitter.com/MXqe2TiaRX
— Chibuike Matthew (@IamChubbydad) October 17, 2020
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) October 17, 2020
We are the soro soke generation ; we’re all on the signboard now oh
— Angel.Gabriel #EndSars 👼 (@Okom_UGabriel) October 17, 2020
The name (of the Igbo tribe) began to trend from the late hours of Friday during the candle light procession held for all victims of police brutality nationwide.
Tweeps took to the social platform to express their anger after a lady at the Abuja venue narrated how Chijioke Iloanya (a victim) was unjustly arrested and murdered by the notorious Awkuzu SARS unit in Anambra State.
The lady recounted how the officer in charge of the unit identified as CSP James Nwafor, who allegedly carried out the dastardly act, demanded the sum of over three million Naira from Chijioke’s parents to broker his release, before asking his father to swim in a river full of dead bodies to identify his son.
— Salem ♕♕ (@salemkinging) October 16, 2020
Pls can we find the officer responsible for Chijioke’s death? Hearing that story sent shock waves down my spine, what happened to humanity? That officer also has a family, he must be brought to justice, let us amplify our voices pls, #Endsars
— Toke Makinwa (@tokstarr) October 17, 2020
He had no right to have done what he did. That's extrajudicial. Everyone can't be wrong about him. This is an opportunity for the IG and the Govt to allay the grievances of the masses. They should use this case as a litmus test to assure us of their commitment to change.
— Abu-AbdulHakeem (@waga43) October 17, 2020
This nwafor guy is the same James nwafor from anambra? Been reading various stories about him. If he is, he shouldn't just be fired. That's not fair. Too many people died at his hand and his squad. Everyone from the people who kept him in power to his squad should b prosecuted.
— 🧚♀️Yvonne🧚♂️ (@YApolot) October 16, 2020
There is no greater evil than what was done to chijioke’s father. People have to be held accountable. They shouldn’t be left to leave their lives in peace. #EndSARS #IGPResignNow #BuhariResignNow Burn the whole system to the ground and start from scratch ‼️
— LOVE 🦋 (@Dearolla_) October 17, 2020
#EndSARS Protesters didn’t seem pleased with Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo for failing to address their demands until yesterday night.
Osinbajo had taken to his Twitter handle to announce the creation of a Judicial Panel of Inquiry for all victims of SARS extrajudicial killings, and a Victim Support Funds for the families of the deceased, as agreed upon by governors of the 36 states and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory.
We will continue to update and engage with you all on these action steps and the ones to come, in the spirit of transparency, so that you can hold us accountable. We are, after all, here to serve you and we owe you a duty to win back your trust.
Keep safe. God bless you. – YO pic.twitter.com/jOYmh1i6wJ
— Prof Yemi Osinbajo (@ProfOsinbajo) October 16, 2020
Osinbajo is more of a disappointment than Buhari… because we didn’t expect much from Buhari.
— Adetutu Balogun, MBA (@Tutsy22) October 17, 2020
The action can be very quick sir. An executive order from the number one citizen, asking the IGP to produce the defaulters. Let’s start with the faces and names we have flying around on twitter already. Save us from this quagmire!! We are tired! #EndSARS https://t.co/VVPpWjw6mE
— MÓŃKELE ❤️ (@_Taaooma) October 17, 2020
— Mozart (@Ay_Mozart) October 17, 2020
Yomi Sogunle, Dolapo Badmus
It was celebration galore for most Twitter users today after the names of 37 allegedly dismissed Police officers were published on the social media platform this morning.
Among the 37 were the former Head of Police Complaint Unit, Yomi Sogunle and former Lagos Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Dolapo Badmus.
Judging from the over 30 thousand tweets dedicated to the duo, Nigerians showed they had an unsettled score with the officers for a number of ‘reckless’ comments they had made in the past.
#EndSARS protesters have tagged the development as “progress”.
Abayomi Shogunle, AP No, 42056, Dominic Agasa, AP No, 120397, Nanbol Lado, AP No, 51071, Ogalgu Tochuckwu, AP No, 190655, Sanusi Rasaki, AP No, 57052, Fakorede Victor, AP No, 41985, Dolapo Badmos, AP No, 87058. #EndSARS #ReformTheNigeriaPolice
— A.A’ (@AyooAkanji) October 17, 2020
Yomi Shogunle would confidently come here to mock Nigerians because they are suffering from the police brutality. Good to know he has been dismissed with the Dolapo Badmus lady.
— Premier (@SodiqTade) October 17, 2020
— Esv. Adesuwa✨👑 (@DuchessT_) October 17, 2020
Iv know Shogunle for years.. i have a personal story that really hurts
— Adedamola Layade (@damouche01) October 17, 2020
Is Dolapo Badmus a bad cop? I always thought she was one of the very few good ones. pic.twitter.com/y2sWRGIFLi
— Olayinka 🅙 (@YinkaPost) October 17, 2020
Another tanker explosion took place at the Otedola bridge, Lagos in the early hours of Saturday.
The unfortunate incidence left many wondering why the bridge has remained the center of tanker explosions in recent years.
😩😩Otedola bridge on fire again today by 2am… Last year around June/July this same bridge gutted out hundreds of lives. GOVT should just change the name of the bridge from Otedola bridge to Fire bridge.😔… #EndSARS #OtedolaBridge pic.twitter.com/pXxOZXiHhE
— Otto Emmanuel.U (@ottononi) October 17, 2020
— Amirah KM (@km_amii) October 17, 2020
There is noting wrong wit that bridge , it’s only that some people are not doing thier job but only letting vehicles that are not road worthy to be on the road
— Get it right #EndSars #NoToTyrant (@takeitbackeasy) October 17, 2020
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