As Nigerians and friends all over the world continue to lend their voices in support of Nigerian youths call for change in the way things are done in the country, there has been a lot of development in the last 24 hours.
Yesterday the ever busy Abuja City gate expressway that leads to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport was shutdown, leaving thousands of people coming in and out the Federal Capital stranded on the expressway all through the night.
A candlelight vigil was observed for all the people whose lives has been cut short by the police and other security agents.
A photo journalist Olawale Adekola was attacked in Ekiti State by a group of youths suspected to be the Pro-SARS group, he was stoned, bloodied, his cameras and other digital equipment taken from him. He is currently receiving treatment.
In another development a youth of about 20 years old was shot and killed during the #ENDSARS in Bariga area of Lagos State.
Some mothers Southwest Nigeria marched in black along the street singing in Yoruba language begging the Police not kill them.
— EiE Nigeria (@EiENigeria) October 17, 2020
A young hawker of about 10 years of age, gave out his wares of snacks to protesters and refused to be paid for it begging the protesters not to stop so that he can go to school – heartbreaking!
In Port Harcourt residents trooped out on the street early on Saturday in what they described as prayer walk, talk of anything to bring awareness to need for a change in Nigeria.
Port Harcourt people! We are back on the streets! Look at the Massive Crowd! THIS IS BEAUTIFUL 🔥
Live at Government House beside SPAR!
We are having a Prayer Walk. We must be heard physically and spiritually
Join us if you can!
— Chlorpheniramine #EndSWAT 🇳🇬 (@VictorIsrael_) October 17, 2020
Amidst all these, there are also some disturbing comments coming from certain people close to current Nigerian president, like Ambassador Coomassie who has blamed the government for not sending the Nigerian Army to crush the decent, he even qupted Russia strong man Vladimir Putin in his statement here below.
— ZUZU #TheGlobalCitizen🇳🇬 (@BadmusZubair) October 17, 2020
Finally, for those of you who are far removed from what led to this protest, I leave you with this clip from the BBC pidgin service.
— Flawless is my name 💯😇#EndSwat (@Iammeekflawlez) October 17, 2020
Now more photos from Friday night #ENDSARS protest and early Saturday morning
Watch out for more! We committed to giving this protest the coverage it deserves
Oruruo Samuel O, for AfricanQuarters