A friend of mine came to my house few days ago and said he was expecting my comments on the ENDSARS protests. My first reaction was SARS is not the problem of Nigeria. Secondly as a full blown Northerner it will be hypocritical for me to give priority to ENDSARS protest. Beside the ENDSARS protest is not about police or police burutality it is politically sponsored and motivated. A close friend of mine in Lagos informed me that the ENDSARS PROTEST was planned long ago, but they decide to wait until after the conclusion of the BIG BROTHER NAIJA CONTEST. One can now see the political angle to it. The NLC planned strikes also could have been hijacked, but intelligence report did the magic and it was called off mid night.
What was SARS main offense according to the protesters? Extra judicial killings? If it so how many people did SARS killed and from which part of the country? I am sure SARS did not kill 2000 people since the unit was established. How many people did Bandits, Kidnappers and Boko Haram killed in the NORTHERN NIGERIA?More than 500,000 people were killed in the North in less than 10years.
Some people from the North HYPOCRITICALLY are seeing themselves as heroes and we can see how some people in this Government are empowering them for their selfish interest. If we as Nigerians see SARS as a threat and we can be so proactive to organise protests then we should form the same coalition to END KILLINGS in the NORTH.
Southern Kaduna, Borno, Katsina, Zamfara,Taraba, Sokoto etc. It is interesting to see Nigerians in diaspora taking over our embassies abroad to join the ENDSARS PROTESTERS at home. I have seen where REVOLUTION NOW protesters and their sympathisers are celeberating the protests on SARS. Now that SARS is being disbanded WHAT NEXT? Is that the end of our problems in Nigeria? I want to say it without apology that the whole thing is about BUHARI PRESIDENCY.
Corruption is killing Nigeria we never protest to end it because we all are involve on it. Have we protested to bring Deziani Allison to be extradited to face trial? Have we protested for those involved in NDDC corruption cases to be brought to book? Have we protested where a former Governor of Gombe State has his 25b corruption charges dropped? Have we protested for 16b Dollars power fund to be investigated? Have we protested to end Tanker explosion in Nigeria? Our Children are not in school since March 2020 we are not protesting for the truth to be told to us about CV19.
It beats one imagination to see how even international Artists like DAVIDO, BURNA BOY and NAIRA MARLEY are mobilising their friends to join in AMERICA the same AMERICAINS that can not manage a Police Force. The most laughable is ZAHRA BUHARI joining the ENDSARS PROTEST. This is a woman whose mother used Police inside the VILLA to chase out the Principal Secretary of the President from his official residence. He has to jump the fence to escape Police brutality. Beside she is a daughter inlaw to the NDIMI’s from BORNO where more than 100,000 people where killed by BOKO HARAM, but she did not protest. Gov. ZULUM was attacked two times she did not protest. Now for HYPOCRISY she is joining END SARS.
The only way to go is to take our problems collectively and see them as Nigerians without sentiment.