The #endsars protests currently rocking Nigeria is unprecedented. Like a storm, it swept through the entire country, raging like a wildfire. The activities of men of the Special anti-robbery squad (SARS) have escalated at an alarming rate. A lot of innocent youths die at the hands of a bloodthirsty group of Police officers. They acted like they are above the law.
Consequently, the youths of the country organized themselves to protest and call for an end to the mishap. Despite having their initial demands fulfilled, the youths have pressed on to address other ills in their society. The protest is organized and funded, and they have made a list of their demands to the Government.
Meanwhile, according to Amnesty International, five people died over the weekend, taking the death toll to 15. The anger against the Police force and the Government has boiled over, prompting protests across the country. This kind of massive protest is unprecedented in the most populous black nation in the world. In the first place, youths of Nigeria got a laser tag by their President Muhhamadu Buhari in an interview sometimes ago.
As the days went by, their demands increase. Subsequently, this has got to the nerves of the Presidency. As a result, Buhari has threatened to deploy the army to disperse the protesters.
There have been so many twists in the protests across the country. Reports have it that several groups in the Northern parts of the country protested in favor of SARS. Recall Muhammad Buhari, the president of Nigeria, is from the north. Also, in Ikeja, the capital of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria; the protests could not go on as hired thugs disrupted it. Thugs believed to have been hired were seen chasing after protesters in a bid to disperse them.
In the meantime, the protesters have persevered amid Police brutality and thugs harassment. The coming days will be vital to determine the trajectory these protests will go. The massive unemployment and hardships in the country have driven their youths to the streets. One party will surrender, the youths, or the Government.