Richard Ginika Izuora
The #EndSARS Protesters in Lagos State, on Friday, October 9, vowed not to end in their agitation for the government to address their demand to end Police brutality and intimidation carried out by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
This was disclosed by the #EndSARS group on Friday; during a protest held at the State House of Assembly in Alausa area of Ikeja, the state capital.
Addressing the #EndSARS protesters who spent a third night camped outside the State House; one of the conveners and popular comedian, Debo Adebayo, said the youths were tired.
“We are not backing down, we can never back down. Look at everybody here; now I cannot even count the number of people that are here,” he said.
“It is because we are tired. When we came here, we didn’t have five per cent of this number the last time we came here for a protest.
“This is to say that the youths are waking up. While you are waking up, don’t give them another opportunity to shoot us down.
“Don’t give them another excuse to shoot us down. Like I said earlier, we are not here for politics. We are here because we are tired. Enough is enough.”
Speaking further, he asked the protesters to assemble again on Tuesday in the same environment by 9am, adding that African time wouldn’t be allowed.
In her comments, another frontliner in the #EndSARS protests; Rinu Oduala known as SavvyRinu on Twitter, explained that the lawmakers met with their delegates within the floor of the House.
When asked about the outcome, she explained that the House members agreed with them that SARS should be scrapped in the country.
“We had an emergency situation with the House. About 20 of us were sitting with the Honourables in the House.
“We gave them our petition which was given to Obasa (the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly) yesterday and we made our stand clear.
“The Honourables were asked to rule their motions on the matter. Most of them agreed in our favour that SARS should be scrapped,” she said.
Oduala explained that the lawmakers agreed to give them feedback on Monday; adding that their three-day protest has ended.