Activists resumes #ENDSARS protests despite warning
Despite threats and warning from the federal government, Activists, protesters hit the streets of Osogbo, the Osun State capital, demanding the release of all detained protesters and the unfreezing of their accounts by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The protesters gathered in the Ogo-Oluwa area of the town with placards and walked to the Osun State House of Assembly.
The placards read: “We are not fighting for any political party,” “#End bad judiciary in Nigeria,” “#End fake judicial panel of inquiry in Osun,” “Unfreeze all the frozen accounts,” ”We are Nigerian youths,” among others.
Also in Lagos yesterday, soldiers were stationed at the Lekki tollgate, Opebi, Alausa, and Ikeja areas to prevent the planned protests.
Police officers and soldiers were sighted patrolling the Ikeja, Opebi, Ojota, and Lekki tollgate areas, the main spot of the October protests, in a show of force to prevent mass gathering.
President muhammadu Buhari had initially issued warning to protesters that any act of hooliganism under peaceful protest will be dealt With decisively. He stated these at the presidential villa Abuja on Monday.
He therefore stated that his regime believed in the right of citizens to embark on peaceful protest but such must be done responsibly.