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Nigerian Bar Association Plans Event Close To Lagos Tollgate To Sabotage #EndSARS Memorial Protest

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Lagos Branch has scheduled a programme with stakeholders on Wednesday, October 20 to sabotage the first memorial of the 2020 #EndSARS protest, SaharaReporters learnt. 

SaharaReporters had earlier reported that plans for the #EndSARS memorial service were in top gear across the country and even overseas. 

From fliers that have now gone viral on social media, SaharaReporters observed that youths in states such as Lagos, Adamawa, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Enugu, Kwara, Oyo, Ondo, Plateau, and Rivers have been gearing up for the protests on Wednesday, October 20.

Also abroad, youths are being mobilised for protests in the United Kingdom and Canada. 

Meanwhile, the programme by the NBA has been fixed to coincide with the planned commemoration of #EndSARS protest, to sabotage it.  

In a special invite obtained by SaharaReporters, the programme is set to hold at the Nigerian Law School on Victoria Island from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm on the said date. 

The theme of the programme is: ‘A Frantic Call For Institutional Reforms And Respect For Human Rights’.

Meanwhile, the special guest of honour at the event is the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, while Olasupo Shasore, a former Attorney-General of the state, is the lead guest speaker. 

Also, Segun Awosanya, human rights activist will speak at the event. Ridwan Olayemi Oke, lawyer & human rights activist is also a guest speaker. 

Timothy Asobele Dare, a lawyer cum human rights & mental health advocate is also expected to speak at the event. 

They will discuss the topic: Developing A Workable Framework For Building Respectable Relations Between The Nigerian Community, The Bar And The Nigeria Police.

In October 2020, Nigerians across the country stormed the streets to demonstrate against police brutality and bad governance under the #EndSARS campaign.

However, on October 20, soldiers from the Bonny Camp, 81 division, invaded the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos, where some demonstrators had gathered. 

They fired gunshots, killing an unspecified number of protesters. 

Though the right to peaceful assembly and the right to protest are constitutional rights of Nigerians, the police have continued to clamp down on peaceful protesters.

Just recently, Nigeria police opened fire on members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) during a peaceful procession in Abuja. 

Also, during a peaceful protest on Nigeria’s independence day, men of the Nigeria Police Force fired tear gas canisters at protesters in Abuja. 

The peaceful protesters could be seen chanting and displaying banners and placards saying ‘Buhari Must Go’. 

Six of them were arrested by the police, brutalised and detained for demanding the resignation of Buhari. 

They were later released. 

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