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Plans For #EndSARS Memorial Protests Gain Momentum In Oyo, Adamawa, Rivers, UK, Canada, Others As Organisers Release Details

October 18, 2021

Also abroad, youths are being mobilised for protests in the United Kingdom and Canada.

More information has emerged regarding the planned #EndSARS protests to be held across Nigeria and overseas, in commemoration of its first anniversary and memorial for last year's victims. 

From fliers that have now gone viral on social media, SaharaReporters observed that youths in states such as Lagos, Adamawa, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Enugu, Kwara, Oyo, Ondo, Plateau, and Rivers have been gearing up for the protests on Wednesday, October 20.


Also abroad, youths are being mobilised for protests in the United Kingdom and Canada. 

For Adamawa State, the protesters will converge at the Bekaji Parliament, Yola while those in Bayelsa have planned to hold the anniversary at Etegwe NIIT Road By Boro-pit, Yenagoa. 

Protesters in Delta State will meet at Cenotaph, Asaba, and Edo protesters will be meeting at Museum ground, Kings Square.

Kwara protesters had planned a walk to the ministry of justice but will be meeting at Challenge Junction while the candlelight procession is to be held at Point Post Office Under Bridge. 

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Enugu protesters are to meet at Okpara Square.

Protesters in Rivers State have mapped out plans as follows: On Tuesday, 19th of October, they plan to have a live session with victims of police brutality and in agreement with their counterparts from other parts of the country, they will converge at the Waterlines, Port Harcourt.

The plans come amid threats by state governments and the police against such protests. 

However, while the Lagos State police command has made a U-turn and now vowed to protect protesters, the Oyo state command has yet to make a U-turn.

The plans of police commands in other states have yet to be disclosed. 

In October 2020, Nigerians across the country stormed the streets to demonstrate against police brutality and bad governance under the #EndSARS campaign.

However, on October 20, soldiers from the Bonny Camp, 81 division, invaded the Lekki tollgate, where some demonstrators had gathered. 

They fired gunshots, killing an unspecified number of protesters. 

Though the right to peaceful assembly and the right to protest are constitutional rights of Nigerians, the police have continued to clamp down on peaceful protesters.

Just recently, Nigeria police opened fire on members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) during a peaceful procession in Abuja. 

Also, during a peaceful protest on Nigeria's independence day, men of the Nigeria Police Force fired tear gas canisters at protesters in Abuja. 

The peaceful protesters could be seen chanting and displaying banners and placards saying 'Buhari Must Go'. 

Six of them were arrested by the police, brutalised and detained for demanding the resignation of Buhari. 

They were later released.