Nigeria: A Recap Of The Saddest Week So Far…
Written by Viano Dee
Just in case you’ve been living in a cave, here is a recap of some of the events that occurred in Nigeria the past week.
Lekki Toll Gate Shooting
The date of October 20th, 2020 is one that will linger in the minds of Nigerians for a very long time. This massacre was not about war. It wasn’t against terrorists. Heck, it definitely wasn’t about protecting the nation. This was the day young unarmed protesters were shot at by soldiers. What was their crime? Protesting. Yeah, you heard right. Nigerians were doing the #endsars protest and they were shot at for that.
What’s worse? Before the shooting CCTV cameras at the toll gate were removed and the lights went off and the soldiers went on a shooting spree… live bullets. It is said that at least 15 people died. This was recorded by Dj Switch. You can watch the video here:
The question on everyone’s mind was “who ordered the shooting?” No one seems to be taking any responsibility. But nothing was more despicable than the government trying to claim ignorance about the situation as if nothing of such ever happened, only to then say it was one person that died. To make matters worse, the President, who gave a speech two days later, after so much pressure from Nigerians, completely ignored it. Watch the speech here:
Even more disgusting was the fact that the government tried to make it seem like Dj Switch was the enemy simply because she was able to capture the moment. She talked about this in her most recent video. Watch here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CGr6VhEAi2z/
After the incident ( killing at the Lekki Toll Gate), some angry youth went about vandalizing and burning up properties such as the Lekki- Ikoyi toll gate, Oriental hotel, and TVC station, all of which have been linked to Tinubu who has been accused of being the brain behind the camera removal and the ordering of soldiers to shoot at protesters– allegations he has vehemently denied.
Hoarded COVID-19 Palliatives Found In Warehouses Across The States In Nigeria
Just when one you thought you had heard enough, another mind blogging thing happened. Palliatives meant for distribution during the Covid-19 lockdown were found in warehouses across the states in Nigeria. There were all stored up to the extent that some of these items were spoiling while many Nigerians were starving.
The first place that was located was said to have been found in the Oba of Lagos Palace while another set of items were found in a large warehouse somewhere in Maza maza, Lagos state. Other states followed suit. Here are some videos:
These are few videos compared to the warehouse discovered all around Nigeria.
It is a shame that a government that’s meant to cater to the needs of its people is responsible for their lack and poverty all because of greed and power. Indeed, there is no peace for the wicked.
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