The National Economic Council (NEC) on Friday 15th October has advised Nigerians against protesting to mark the anniversary of EndSARS in the country.
This comes after the Government heard the rumours that there would be a protest to mark one year of the EndSARZ protests that happened in 2020.
The Government stated that the due to the security issues in the country, the ENDSARZ remembrance protest could be hijacked by hoodlums thereby causing chaos. They warned Nigerians not to do anything like EndSARZ remembrance protest.
In reaction to this, Popular Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana, AKA Falz has made known that the Nigerian youths would not be muted by anyone.
Falz has reacted to statement by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, barring citizens from engaging in any form of EndSARS remembrance protest. The Nigerian singer said that innocent people were killed just because they were asking not to be brutalised by the SARS forces.
Falz has taken to his Instagram page and noted that since the unfortunate incident that happened in 2020, no one has been punished for the crime.
The singer wrote –
“20:10:20 [update] They killed innocent souls that were simply asking not to be killed or brutalized.
“A year later, no one has been punished yet for those heinous crimes.
“A supposed Police Commissioner “warned” against citizens exercising their fundamental human rights. Yes a Police Commissioner.
“A couple of well meaning citizens decided to put together a summit to reflect on last year’s events & honour the lost souls. Event centre pulls out (“instructions from above”)
“As I type this, there is already HEAVY police presence at the Lekki toll gate.
“Best thing they could come up with is organizing “concerts” to try and distract us from remembering the real heroes in all of this. The people they murdered.
” What we will never do, however, is be quiet. We will NEVER EVER EVER EVER be silenced.
“Not today, not on the 20th, not ever.”