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20/10/2021: We've stayed in pain

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Good day everyone here, I'm sure you are all good. If you're battling to be joyful this morning maybe due to work load, open this 💌💌💌, I have loads of love enveloped.

On this day, last year 20th October, 2020 was a sorrow filled day in my country, Nigeria. Genocide was done and covered. Souls were sent to early grave. There was mourning. Lamentations became the order of the day.

Before the event happened on that day, there have been here high level of police harassment and brutality. They did alot of killing without remorsefulness.

Yeah,we know the function of police is to checkmate crime related Activities but they took an unimaginable advantage on this regards. They were to pilot bringing to justice on anyone caught on the act but they turned it upside down. They were to check and control the crime measures but they increased crime.

Some instances

The government Introduced checking of bags for travellers on the highway, to curb robbery and crime related acts, but it turned to something different. Although it's normal to check because I have experienced it, but these police (with SARS name) would search and if nothing is found implicating in your bag, they'd move straight to the phone, if you refuse to hand over your mobile phone to them, they'll instantly tag you as internet fraudster. Isn't that shocking? The don't know that mobile phone is a private asset. If it persists and you finally hand over the phone to them, they would go straight to the your bank app and crypto wallet. Ha! Isn't that supposed to be private? When the struggle becomes much, you have no option but to give them login details, if they mistakingly see $100 and above on your portfolio, you are gone. So bad. It's either you transfer all to them or you face their immediate judgement there. Example; beating, shooting or seizing of cars.

This became so serious that if we are about to imply the road, we would delete all Crypto and bank apps on phone. Surprisingly, they often times request to go through galleries and social Media accounts. So we should stop moving with phones? Lol. They caught a friend of mine one day, he was coming back from school and they demanded for his phone, he gave them, they accessed his WhatsApp messages and got him detained on the spot because they saw messages of a referral program on a WhatsApp group. What a dumb set of people! He was made to pay $80 to be released that day. What about my friend that got beaten by them because he refused to give them his coinbase login details. So bad.

What about iPhone? If you're caught with any of these latest iPhone, you're instantly tagged a fra*dster and you must bail yourself or matter will be prolonged.

The worst

At a certain period, it became as if God gave them authority to send any soul back to him. They were killing people like chicken. In all these, the government didn't say anything. Do you know why? Their children are not in the country so it's none of their business.

The brutality and harassment became too much and the youths said "enough is enough". They planned  a Peaceful protest to be held for a week between the interval of 15th to 23th of October 2020. Thank God for Twitter, the news got spread and and every youth took the day very serious. Every state in the country got serious on the events. At first, the government assumed it was just play not knowing that it'd result to an intensive one.

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Fastforwad, the protest became so intensed that movement in some parts of the country were blocked. The government sent troops of army and police to arrest the protesters, the more they arrest, the more the intensity.

On the 20th of October 2020, while the protest was going on, the government of a major city sent agents to turn off the CCTV in a one of the base where the protesters were massive, then in the night, the government sent armies to shoot the peaceful protesters. No CCTV camera to capture the odd events, the victims on ground turned on live video on facebool and Instagram. They were cries and sorrows.

Let me summarize

After the event ended, the government powerfully said NO, that they weren't the ones that sponsored the shooting. A lot of news headlines came out, some said the government were responsible for the removal of the CCTV but never involved in the shooting, some said it was a God father that instructed the shooting and not the government.

During this period, alot of atrocities occured, the youth became more furious on the denial of the government on shooting the masses, governmental houses were burnt down, transportation and tv stations were set ablaze.

Till now, nothing has been done, even the international bodies that handled the case have not been able to produce a final judgment. It's still looking as nothing happened on that on the law book.

All through the year, the Government took it has nothing happened, to the extent they've started campaigning for elections.

They've tried to erase the event from the mind of Nigerians but it can't just happen.

I know this memorable day won't result to the world bringing judgement to the government.

We've stayed in pain and it has become used to us.

May the souls of the heroes continue to rest well.

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Thanks for reading

20th October, 2021

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I have read several articles relating to what happened in your country a year ago. It just pains me to think how the government did such horrendous things to its citizens. Prayers for the lost souls and may they be given justice soon.

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8 months ago

Amen, thanks so much for the concern. Sometimes I just consider that our governmental system is different from the other countries. I haven't heard of such. So bad💔

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8 months ago

Maybe the other countries are just mum about their governments :)

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8 months ago

We were suppose to protest here in my state, but I'm not the it still push through.

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8 months ago

Too options: if you can't make it to the protest ground due to work or other activities, the social media is there. Last year's protest was divided into two, the physical and the virtual. I checked today and saw that the it trended, not just in Nigeria but also in United State. (VPN at work).

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Yeah. They can try and stop the physical protest. But the virtual protest ehn, they will need to be in the virtual world to stop it.

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