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Landmark cancels approval for event to mark #EndSARS memorial


 


Landmark Centre, billed to hold the “Soro Soke” summit, will no longer be available for use, the management of the eventplace stated on Thursday.


Organisers of the summit had earlier secured the venue to host a memorial in commemoration of one year since the historic #EndSARS protests against police brutality and rights abuses.


The demonstrations shook the country, culminating in the dismantling of the notorious Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) unit.


The event will now be held at the Lekki Toll Plaza, where soldiers actually opened fire on protesting youths on October 20, 2020, organisers say.


Scheduled to give the keynote address at the summit is the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II.


Speakers expected at the event include; Folarin Falana, Usman Akali, Debo Macaroni, Aisha Yesufu and others.


The event, which was scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, will be focused on four topics per session.


One of the organisers, Banks Omisore, tweeted, “We need to have honest conversations about the event surrounding 10/20/20. @OoniAdimulaIfe will be the keynote speaker.


“What really happened? Who opened fire? Did people die at the Lekki toll gate? Who was responsible? What happened to the #5for5 demands? Is #EndSARS still an issue?”


A year after the #EndSARS protest, Nigerians are still seeking answers to what happened on the night of October 20, 2020 at Lekki Tollgate.


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