A year ago, Nigerian youths came together to fight against bad governance, police brutality in the country, and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Nigerians needed their voices heard; they needed answers they never got; they wanted to stop this unit of the police force known for taking innocent lives and wasting bright futures. However, on the evening of Oct 20, 2020, the Governor of Lagos state issued a 24hour Curfew, took out the cameras, turned off the billboards, waited till it was dark, then decided to waste the lives of our peaceful and unarmed protesters at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos. It was a Lekki Massacre.
Well, Oct 20, 2021, marks one year since this incident. We remember the lives of our fallen heroes who fought fearlessly for a better Nigeria.
It is no news that the Nigerian leaders have brought their citizens nothing but more pain and sorrow. When will we see a better Nigeria? How long are we going to experience police brutality?
When will our voices be heard? Will there ever be change? How long are we going to continue like this?
It was this fight that led to the Lekki massacre; these were their Cry. They deserved a better Nigeria. We deserve a better Nigeria; we deserve better leaders; we deserve to have our voices heard; we deserve freedom of expression; it’s our constitutional right.
We won’t give up; we will continue to fight till change comes.
Rest in peace to all our fallen heroes.