EndSARS: This generation is sick of being hounded to death, says Aisha Yesufu
Popular activist and supporter of the #EndSARS movement, Aisha Yesufu has stated that the demonstrations against police brutality have not ended because this generation is sick of being hounded to death.
This is coming days after the federal government maintained that it would not tolerate another round of protests.
Recall that Nigerians stormed the streets to protest against police harassment and brutality under the #EndSARS campaign for close to two weeks in October.
Reports disclosed how the peaceful protest was hijacked by suspected hoodlums which eventually led to attacks on police stations, correctional facilities, courts and other government and private properties across the country.
Several Nigerians, including security operatives, lost their lives during the crisis.
The police minister, Mohammad Dingyadi while speaking with journalists after a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) on November 17 reportedly quoted President Muhammadu Buhari saying “he will do whatever it takes to ensure a repeat of EndSARS protests does not occur in Nigeria.”
Following intelligence reports of youths gathering for a second wave of the protests, there was also heavy security presence in select locations across the country on Monday.
There was also heavy security presence in select locations across the country on Monday, following reports of youths gathering for a second round of protests.
Popular activist, Aisha Yesufu while speaking with Arise TV on Tuesday said the government and police have no right to place a ban on demonstrations.
She said the police only need to be informed of the protests, so they can protect the activists.
Aisha added that the allegiance of the police should be to the Nigerian people and constitution, not to the president.
“I would say, the Nigerian police should understand that their allegiance is to Nigeria and the Nigerian people and the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria and not to the president and the ruling party, and the right to protest is guaranteed under the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria,” she said.
“We’ve not seen the end of #EndSARS protests. Protests come in different forms and I tell you, this generation is sick and tired of being hounded to death.”
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