Nigeria to Face Possible Fresh Demonstrations

Nigerian youth in recent demonstrations. [Photo: BBC News]

Nov 9th 2020 – Local Media in Nigeria have reported new anti-police brutality demonstrations, planned for today.

The threats, come as a court, granted the Central Bank of Nigeria, the right to freeze the accounts of 19 persons and a public affairs company, claimed to be linked to the #EndSARS protests.

According to a report published by political risk consultancy EXX Africa, a number of distinct groups are planning to hold demonstrations.

The first group, comprises of young, educated and progressive reform advocates, many of whom have a strong social media presence.

The second, largest group, comprises of the less educated and often unemployed youths, who link their abuses from police, to lack of employment, as a majority spend hours idling on the streets.

A number of human rights groups, have however warned Nigerians to not engage in the fresh demonstrations.

Lagos Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has also advised Lagos residents, against participating in the protests.

This comes as a panel is looking into police brutality, hearing from victims of the #EndSARS protests

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