Home Impact YOUNG NIGERIANS RISE AGAINST INJUSTICE TO DEMAND A DIFFERENT KIND OF FREEDOM IN THE FACE OF DEFIANT AUTHORITIES.

YOUNG NIGERIANS RISE AGAINST INJUSTICE TO DEMAND A DIFFERENT KIND OF FREEDOM IN THE FACE OF DEFIANT AUTHORITIES.

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YOUNG NIGERIANS RISE AGAINST INJUSTICE TO DEMAND A DIFFERENT KIND OF FREEDOM IN THE FACE OF DEFIANT AUTHORITIES.

Protests by outrageous Nigerians against the horrifying police brutality by Nigeria’s new police unit Special Anti-Robbery Squad or SARS 

This is what needed to be known about the fight to put an end to SARS. SARS is a special police unit established in 1992 for the first time. Instead, it has become associated with oppressive activities, breaches of civil rights and allegations of attacks, they are known for blatant robbery while being backed by the law, SARS, will stop you, go through your phone, and force you to withdraw money or cash from the ATM, while threatening to beat or kill you, they are profiling youth with nice cars, nice clothes, for simply having an IPHONE.

Assuming that they partake in fraud and engage in crime, instead, they extort, harass, attack innocent youth, illicit imprisonment and executions. Historically, police forces in Nigeria have unlawfully killed thousands of the nation’s citizens, facing few or no repercussions. As an under-decked taskforce, it was meant to fight crime and protect the public. The “Movement for a Socialist Alternative” or MSA, which is being organized under the #EndSARS, #EndSWAT, declares commitment to Nigeria’s youth drive toward police brutality. 

So, why are Nigerians protesting?  

In the aftermath of the extrajudicial killing by SARS agents in Ughelli, Delta, this campaign has grown gradually since then. Ever since, demonstrations have erupted from city to city and from state to state like wild fires. Especially at the beginning of this movement, it had young people who financed it and ensured its freedom. The MSA, however, encourages the working and the poor to stay unaccompanied as Nigerian youth battle the injustice which is affecting us all. After growing public pressure, the government disbanded the unit on Oct. 11. But the protests have persisted with demonstrators calling for a raft of new law enforcement reforms. The hashtag#EndSARS has garnered global support online. 

Over 12 people have been killed so far during a nonviolent demonstration against police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria, allegedly by Nigeria’s army. On Tuesday October 20th Nigeria witnessed scenes of violence and chaos as protests calling for an end to police brutality continued overnight and into Wednesday, despite a 24-hour curfew and multiple eyewitness reports of soldiers opening fire on protesters.Human rights organization Amnesty International in Nigeria said in a statement it had “received credible but disturbing evidence of excessive use of force occasioning deaths of protesters at Lekki tollgate in Lagos.”

Hundreds have joined forces online and in public to advocate for an end to police violence after recent events. As SARS officers reportedly described them, Nigerian young people have become outspoken demographers standing against ongoing tyranny. Many of them have been abused and abused by SARS officers for their habits, naming the car they drive or whether they have a laptop. 

Demand of Protesters? 

In the meantime, the overwhelming decline in the world caused by the country’s dominant class subscription to “neo-colonial capitalism” is caused by an unparalleled job rate and high pump prices of gasoline and energy treys. The ruling class of the world is happy and rich with oil sales, and does not fear that technology and manufacturing will be generally underdeveloped. The method has to come to an end. The middle class and the poor have to organize society democratically under another structure, the one of the socialists, so that they create a society for people’s happiness rather than for many billionaires’ happiness.  

SARS will cease to be demanded immediately. But practically, in the imperialist and patriarchal society, the grouse of college students and Nigerians usually goes past SARS; SARS is just a sign of all what is bad and patriarchal in Nigeria, which is brought to a close by the structure of capitalism. Nigeria’s unemployed youth of 12.2 million was greater than the Rwandan population and most other African countries in order to gain insight into the country’s deeper problems. The community of youth is still about 64% of total Nigerians unemployed, indicating that the most agile jobs in the world are also unemployed. Yet the neoliberal government is following strategies in this grave economic condition of young people, which are making it impossible for them to buy simple goods while the police are lurking about, extortion from them. 

Response from Government?  

In the process of satisfying the demands of demonstrators, the Government has made a promise after another. Just after the day; Inspector General of Police declared the “dissolution” of SARS, two demonstrators were killed. Amnesty International estimates that since the beginning of the demonstrations ten people have been killed. A regime that is dedicated to ending police violence can no longer give the AK-47 to demonstration grounds, untold of killing demonstrators.  

The police brutality cannot deter abstract promises or hundreds and thousands of news announcements. You should not trick young people. Police violence is largely a product of a degraded structure on which officials are relied to keep the masses of people cheated off their wealth in a state of distress. The police are acting like a screen that fences the political elites of the audience. Political leaders who loot funds to encourage jobs and industrialization would need a ruthless police force to isolate them from the rage of the people. The Nigerian policemen are still ill-happy to have no association in support of officers who refuse illegal orders for the brutalization and even a dignified career for policemen.#EndSARS, #EndSWAT End Police Brutality in Nigeria, now!