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Update: Kuje Prison has just rejects Sowore, others

Update: Kuje Prison has just rejects Sowore, others

 


Kuje Prison has just rejected @YeleSowore and the Gudu 5! 

#FreeSowore 

#RevolutionNow

 


Kuje Prison has just rejected @YeleSowore and the Gudu 5! 

#FreeSowore 

#RevolutionNow

#ENDSARS: Court grants bail to Abuja 6

#ENDSARS: Court grants bail to Abuja 6


A federal high court in the FCT has granted bail to Abuja 6 #EndSARS protesters including a citizen Journalist 

The court has granted bail to the following on liberal terms


1.Oluwatosin Adeniji

2.Yaziru Bashiru

3.Abdulsalam Suberu

4.Kabiru Gazali

5.Paul Akinwunmi

6.Davo Chomo.

According to Activist Omoyele Sowore on his twitter handle said: #EndSARs Bail granted, N50k each for @callmerahila and #Abujasix. Magistrate Abdulrazak Eneye has now granted bail which ought to have been done on Friday when the case first came before him. @PoliceNG prosecutors did not show up! Tyranny will not have a place in our lives!



A federal high court in the FCT has granted bail to Abuja 6 #EndSARS protesters including a citizen Journalist 

The court has granted bail to the following on liberal terms


1.Oluwatosin Adeniji

2.Yaziru Bashiru

3.Abdulsalam Suberu

4.Kabiru Gazali

5.Paul Akinwunmi

6.Davo Chomo.

According to Activist Omoyele Sowore on his twitter handle said: #EndSARs Bail granted, N50k each for @callmerahila and #Abujasix. Magistrate Abdulrazak Eneye has now granted bail which ought to have been done on Friday when the case first came before him. @PoliceNG prosecutors did not show up! Tyranny will not have a place in our lives!


#ENDBADGOVERNANCE: Lagos state government plans to invade tomorrow's protest with thugs

#ENDBADGOVERNANCE: Lagos state government plans to invade tomorrow's protest with thugs

CORE SAYS: WE CONTINUE THE RESISTANCE!
7TH NOVEMBER MARCH AGAINST OPPRESSION!
#EndSARS #EndOPMESA – BRING THE REGIME TO JUSTICE



Reliable sources have confirmed it that that Lagos State government has concluded plans to invade and attack Protester comes Saturday 7th November, 2020.

The Protesters who have vowed never to back down despite killing at Lekki and Alausa by the military and other security operatives on the orders of the state governor Bajide Sanwo-Olu.

A sour said: "We have it on good authority that the Lagos state government plans to invade tomorrow's protest with thugs. This is in addition to the threats issued by the Lagos Police commissioner to violently attack protesters. Let the world hold the Lagos State governor responsible if anything happens to protesters tomorrow. The world is watching."


However, the coalition of Revolution (CORE) has in a press release said Friday the resistance against the tyrannts countinues and vowed that the 7th of November March against oppression will hold as planned irrespective of the the threats and plans from the Lagos CP and the state government.

CORE said "at least 480 people have been arrested over the last two weeks for “looting”. Most of these people are not looters. They merely took COVID-19 palliatives that should have been used to ameliorate hunger of millions of Nigerians, but which government officials kept in warehouses for patronage and profit. Several people were also killed during the stampedes on warehouses by the police, including Pelumi Onifade a 20-year old student and journalist, who was covering one of such events in Lagos.

"And oppressive administrative measures have been taken against several citizens who demonstrated their constitutional right of association by supporting the peaceful protests with medical and legal aid. Modupe Odele, a lawyer who contributed to providing free legal services to protesters was barred from traveling out of the country on holidays by the National Immigration Service on Monday 2 November and briefly detained at the airport. Her passport was seized has now been seized by the state security service – the secret police which is notorious for its outright sense of contempt for the rule of law."

"The bank accounts of several patriotic Nigerians who supported the protest as a civic duty have been frozen. These include Mr Bassey Israel, a pharmacist based in Port Harcourt, who as coordinated the #EndSARS medical team in that city during the protests. His bank account was frozen in the heat of the demonstrations. Many more people are now facing similar restrictions on their accounts."

CORE PRESS STATEMENT MADE AVAILABLE TODAY READS:

The masses in Nigeria, particularly youths, demonstrated our readiness as a generation to stand up against oppression and fight to end all forms of injustice, with the EndSARS protests. The regime’s draconian actions over the last two weeks show that this struggle must continue.

The fight to end dictatorship and corrupt rule of a few, is an idea whose time has come. No amount of intimidation will stop the people united and determined to fulfil our historic mission. 

*Repression of the masses and #EndSARS organisers*
The government has begun the first phase of a two-pronged crackdown. Large numbers of poor people are being vilified as criminals and identified volunteers who supported the #EndSARS protests in different ways are being targeted.

At least 480 people have been arrested over the last two weeks for “looting”. Most of these people are not looters. They merely took COVID-19 palliatives that should have been used to ameliorate hunger of millions of Nigerians, but which government officials kept in warehouses for patronage and profit. Several people were also killed during the stampedes on warehouses by the police, including Pelumi Onifade a 20-year old student and journalist, who was covering one of such events in Lagos.

And oppressive administrative measures have been taken against several citizens who demonstrated their constitutional right of association by supporting the peaceful protests with medical and legal aid. Modupe Odele, a lawyer who contributed to providing free legal services to protesters was barred from traveling out of the country on holidays by the National Immigration Service on Monday 2 November and briefly detained at the airport. Her passport was seized has now been seized by the state security service – the secret police which is notorious for its outright sense of contempt for the rule of law.

The bank accounts of several patriotic Nigerians who supported the protest as a civic duty have been frozen. These include Mr Bassey Israel, a pharmacist based in Port Harcourt, who as coordinated the #EndSARS medical team in that city during the protests. His bank account was frozen in the heat of the demonstrations. Many more people are now facing similar restrictions on their accounts.

The Coalition for Revolution condemns these violations of citizens’ rights in the most unequivocal of terms and we call on all Nigerians to deepen the resistance and fight now for total liberation. Failure to do this will only embolden state’s repressive machinery to carry on with the brazen suppression of the people.

*SSS violates teachers’ rights and disrupts pupils’ education*
The readiness of the regime to smash any critical voice – if we allow them -  was clearly demonstrated by the state security service when it shut down the Community Staff Schools for children and wards of the State Security Service (SSS) at Asokoro, Abuja on Monday 2 November. 140 teachers and several other members of staff were sacked. And almost 2,000 pupils of the school in nursery, primary and secondary classes were sent home with immediate effect until the secret police finds more pliable staff to replace those dismissed.

What was the crime of the workers? They merely demanded the regularisation of their employment and legitimate increases in salaries. And this was after the school increased tuition fees by upwards 40%. In the characteristic manner of the regime to lie through its teeth, the secret police came up with a cock and bull story that they were “disengaging” the staff “due to the effect of COVID-19 on the Nigerian economy”!

*Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has blood on his hands*
And it is not only the secret police that has a penchant for deceit. Every single functionary of the regime from the local governments, through the states to the federal government. And the most murderous lies regarding the massacre of harmless citizens during the #EndSARS protests are from Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor or Lagos state.

Mr Sanwo-Olu feigned ignorance about the 20.10.20 killings at Alausa and Lekki, until the army was forced to accept that they were there, and on his invitation. The governor then claimed that he did not ask them to come and kill protesters as if soldiers would come to play snookers with their guns.

Despite having his hands thus covered with the blood of those killed on that fateful day in our country’s history, Mr Sanwo-Olu went ahead to amend the terms of reference of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses, to include what his government describes as the “Lekki Toll Gate Incident”. This is rubbing salt on fresh wounds and will not be tolerated.

CORE and its affiliates find Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his government liable for the 20.10.20 massacre. The governor is totally lacking in credibility to cause the circumstances surrounding the massacre in Lagos state to be investigated. On the contrary Mr Sanwo-Olu must be dragged before the International Criminal Court for this crime against inhumanity.

*Operation MESA: the secretive monster of repression*
The massacre also throws light on an insidious dark spot in the regime’s repressive apparatus. The soldiers that were deployed on the orders of the governor to kill unarmed citizens were officers of Operation MESA. Op MESA as it is called amongst our oppressors brings together bloodthirsty security personnel from the army, navy and air force for dark joint operations meant to quell the popular will of the people.
 
It is a larger version of the infamous Paul Okutimo-led Rivers State Internal Security Task Force which was used to suppress the Ogonis struggle for self-determination in the 1990s, including the frame up of Ken Saro-Wiwa for hanging. This monstrous relic from the dark days of military dictatorship must not be allowed to continue existing in a supposedly democratic era.

*Our demands*
In the light of these, CORE and its affiliates remain committed to the struggle to #EndSARS, #BringSanwoluToJustice, #EndOpMESA, #EndInjustice and for #RevolutionNow. To push home our demands, we are organising a series of further protests starting with a march against police brutality and extrajudicial murder of our protesting colleagues by 9:00am on 7 November, starting from Allen Junction, Lagos.

Our immediate demands are thus:

The federal government must accept full responsibility for killing people during the #EndSARS protest, immortalise these fallen heroes and make adequate restitution

Lagos state government must remove any reference to the Lekki and Alausa massacre from the considerations of the Lagos State Judicial Panel. We demand an independent panel be constituted, including by civil society organisations, youths and the trade unions

Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Chief of Army Staff, Mr Mohammed Adamu the Inspector General of Police and every other person found liable of killings during the #EndSARS protests must step down from their offices and be dragged before the International Criminal Court

Immediate scrapping of Operation MESA and any new form of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad as a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit or by any name whatsoever called

The return of Modupe Odele’s passport and the lifting of any travel ban, freeze of accounts or any other repressive measures against #EndSARS protesters

The reinstatement of the sacked teachers and all other workers in the SSS Community Schools with immediate effect and without any loss of pay whatsoever

Release of everybody arrested for expropriating COVID-19 palliatives. These are not looters. The looters are politicians who denied the poor masses these food items when needed the most

Respect for our right to freedom of association, including peaceful protest. We thus condemn the threats of the Lagos state police command to clampdown on the 7 November demonstration – we will not be deterred. 

*Baba AYE*
Co-convener

*Gbenga KOMOLAFE*
Co-convener
CORE SAYS: WE CONTINUE THE RESISTANCE!
7TH NOVEMBER MARCH AGAINST OPPRESSION!
#EndSARS #EndOPMESA – BRING THE REGIME TO JUSTICE



Reliable sources have confirmed it that that Lagos State government has concluded plans to invade and attack Protester comes Saturday 7th November, 2020.

The Protesters who have vowed never to back down despite killing at Lekki and Alausa by the military and other security operatives on the orders of the state governor Bajide Sanwo-Olu.

A sour said: "We have it on good authority that the Lagos state government plans to invade tomorrow's protest with thugs. This is in addition to the threats issued by the Lagos Police commissioner to violently attack protesters. Let the world hold the Lagos State governor responsible if anything happens to protesters tomorrow. The world is watching."


However, the coalition of Revolution (CORE) has in a press release said Friday the resistance against the tyrannts countinues and vowed that the 7th of November March against oppression will hold as planned irrespective of the the threats and plans from the Lagos CP and the state government.

CORE said "at least 480 people have been arrested over the last two weeks for “looting”. Most of these people are not looters. They merely took COVID-19 palliatives that should have been used to ameliorate hunger of millions of Nigerians, but which government officials kept in warehouses for patronage and profit. Several people were also killed during the stampedes on warehouses by the police, including Pelumi Onifade a 20-year old student and journalist, who was covering one of such events in Lagos.

"And oppressive administrative measures have been taken against several citizens who demonstrated their constitutional right of association by supporting the peaceful protests with medical and legal aid. Modupe Odele, a lawyer who contributed to providing free legal services to protesters was barred from traveling out of the country on holidays by the National Immigration Service on Monday 2 November and briefly detained at the airport. Her passport was seized has now been seized by the state security service – the secret police which is notorious for its outright sense of contempt for the rule of law."

"The bank accounts of several patriotic Nigerians who supported the protest as a civic duty have been frozen. These include Mr Bassey Israel, a pharmacist based in Port Harcourt, who as coordinated the #EndSARS medical team in that city during the protests. His bank account was frozen in the heat of the demonstrations. Many more people are now facing similar restrictions on their accounts."

CORE PRESS STATEMENT MADE AVAILABLE TODAY READS:

The masses in Nigeria, particularly youths, demonstrated our readiness as a generation to stand up against oppression and fight to end all forms of injustice, with the EndSARS protests. The regime’s draconian actions over the last two weeks show that this struggle must continue.

The fight to end dictatorship and corrupt rule of a few, is an idea whose time has come. No amount of intimidation will stop the people united and determined to fulfil our historic mission. 

*Repression of the masses and #EndSARS organisers*
The government has begun the first phase of a two-pronged crackdown. Large numbers of poor people are being vilified as criminals and identified volunteers who supported the #EndSARS protests in different ways are being targeted.

At least 480 people have been arrested over the last two weeks for “looting”. Most of these people are not looters. They merely took COVID-19 palliatives that should have been used to ameliorate hunger of millions of Nigerians, but which government officials kept in warehouses for patronage and profit. Several people were also killed during the stampedes on warehouses by the police, including Pelumi Onifade a 20-year old student and journalist, who was covering one of such events in Lagos.

And oppressive administrative measures have been taken against several citizens who demonstrated their constitutional right of association by supporting the peaceful protests with medical and legal aid. Modupe Odele, a lawyer who contributed to providing free legal services to protesters was barred from traveling out of the country on holidays by the National Immigration Service on Monday 2 November and briefly detained at the airport. Her passport was seized has now been seized by the state security service – the secret police which is notorious for its outright sense of contempt for the rule of law.

The bank accounts of several patriotic Nigerians who supported the protest as a civic duty have been frozen. These include Mr Bassey Israel, a pharmacist based in Port Harcourt, who as coordinated the #EndSARS medical team in that city during the protests. His bank account was frozen in the heat of the demonstrations. Many more people are now facing similar restrictions on their accounts.

The Coalition for Revolution condemns these violations of citizens’ rights in the most unequivocal of terms and we call on all Nigerians to deepen the resistance and fight now for total liberation. Failure to do this will only embolden state’s repressive machinery to carry on with the brazen suppression of the people.

*SSS violates teachers’ rights and disrupts pupils’ education*
The readiness of the regime to smash any critical voice – if we allow them -  was clearly demonstrated by the state security service when it shut down the Community Staff Schools for children and wards of the State Security Service (SSS) at Asokoro, Abuja on Monday 2 November. 140 teachers and several other members of staff were sacked. And almost 2,000 pupils of the school in nursery, primary and secondary classes were sent home with immediate effect until the secret police finds more pliable staff to replace those dismissed.

What was the crime of the workers? They merely demanded the regularisation of their employment and legitimate increases in salaries. And this was after the school increased tuition fees by upwards 40%. In the characteristic manner of the regime to lie through its teeth, the secret police came up with a cock and bull story that they were “disengaging” the staff “due to the effect of COVID-19 on the Nigerian economy”!

*Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has blood on his hands*
And it is not only the secret police that has a penchant for deceit. Every single functionary of the regime from the local governments, through the states to the federal government. And the most murderous lies regarding the massacre of harmless citizens during the #EndSARS protests are from Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor or Lagos state.

Mr Sanwo-Olu feigned ignorance about the 20.10.20 killings at Alausa and Lekki, until the army was forced to accept that they were there, and on his invitation. The governor then claimed that he did not ask them to come and kill protesters as if soldiers would come to play snookers with their guns.

Despite having his hands thus covered with the blood of those killed on that fateful day in our country’s history, Mr Sanwo-Olu went ahead to amend the terms of reference of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses, to include what his government describes as the “Lekki Toll Gate Incident”. This is rubbing salt on fresh wounds and will not be tolerated.

CORE and its affiliates find Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his government liable for the 20.10.20 massacre. The governor is totally lacking in credibility to cause the circumstances surrounding the massacre in Lagos state to be investigated. On the contrary Mr Sanwo-Olu must be dragged before the International Criminal Court for this crime against inhumanity.

*Operation MESA: the secretive monster of repression*
The massacre also throws light on an insidious dark spot in the regime’s repressive apparatus. The soldiers that were deployed on the orders of the governor to kill unarmed citizens were officers of Operation MESA. Op MESA as it is called amongst our oppressors brings together bloodthirsty security personnel from the army, navy and air force for dark joint operations meant to quell the popular will of the people.
 
It is a larger version of the infamous Paul Okutimo-led Rivers State Internal Security Task Force which was used to suppress the Ogonis struggle for self-determination in the 1990s, including the frame up of Ken Saro-Wiwa for hanging. This monstrous relic from the dark days of military dictatorship must not be allowed to continue existing in a supposedly democratic era.

*Our demands*
In the light of these, CORE and its affiliates remain committed to the struggle to #EndSARS, #BringSanwoluToJustice, #EndOpMESA, #EndInjustice and for #RevolutionNow. To push home our demands, we are organising a series of further protests starting with a march against police brutality and extrajudicial murder of our protesting colleagues by 9:00am on 7 November, starting from Allen Junction, Lagos.

Our immediate demands are thus:

The federal government must accept full responsibility for killing people during the #EndSARS protest, immortalise these fallen heroes and make adequate restitution

Lagos state government must remove any reference to the Lekki and Alausa massacre from the considerations of the Lagos State Judicial Panel. We demand an independent panel be constituted, including by civil society organisations, youths and the trade unions

Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Chief of Army Staff, Mr Mohammed Adamu the Inspector General of Police and every other person found liable of killings during the #EndSARS protests must step down from their offices and be dragged before the International Criminal Court

Immediate scrapping of Operation MESA and any new form of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad as a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit or by any name whatsoever called

The return of Modupe Odele’s passport and the lifting of any travel ban, freeze of accounts or any other repressive measures against #EndSARS protesters

The reinstatement of the sacked teachers and all other workers in the SSS Community Schools with immediate effect and without any loss of pay whatsoever

Release of everybody arrested for expropriating COVID-19 palliatives. These are not looters. The looters are politicians who denied the poor masses these food items when needed the most

Respect for our right to freedom of association, including peaceful protest. We thus condemn the threats of the Lagos state police command to clampdown on the 7 November demonstration – we will not be deterred. 

*Baba AYE*
Co-convener

*Gbenga KOMOLAFE*
Co-convener

PRESS RELEASE: LEKKI MASSACRE - KICK OUT THE KILLER BUHARI-LED REGIME NOW!

PRESS RELEASE: LEKKI MASSACRE - KICK OUT THE KILLER BUHARI-LED REGIME NOW!

 MOVEMENT FOR A SOCIALIST ALTERNATIVE:

WE HOLD LAGOS STATE GOVERNOR , SANWO-OLU EQUALLY RESPONSIBLE


FIGHT FOR A WORKING PEOPLE'S GOVERNMENT!



We of the Movement for a Socialist Alternative, MSA, condemns in the strongest terms the bloody repression of #EndSARS peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate. 


The Lekki Toll Gate and Alausa Secretariat have been the two major centres of mass mobilisation in  Lagos State  against the rogue Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and  police brutality for the past two weeks. For two weeks running, these protests had been organised in a peaceful and orderly manner.


The agitations and protests took a new turn when the regime and supporters began to mobilise and finance hoodlums to attack protesters in Abuja and Alausa area of Lagos. It was clear that it was a matter of time before the regime plays its trump card of a full declaration of war on the #EndSARS protesters across the country. 


The Buhari-led regime has demonstrated to all that  it is brutal as other regimes of the capitalist ruling elites in repressing peaceful protesters , despite posturing as a " regime of change"


This is evidence by deploying the military with armoured tanks and machine guns to be freely used in the cover of the night against peaceful protesters, killing and fatally injuring many at the Lekki Tollgate, shooting and mauling down peaceful protesters , showcasing its hatred for civility, and disrespect for democratic rights.


The fact is that  the #EndSARS protest against the Police and its gross act of brutality against the working masses and innocent citizens of the country is fed by the nature and character of the Nigerian ruling elites and their "accept or die" capitalist system of appropriating the resources of society for themselves alone. This is what has  been made clear by the killings that has taken place at the Lekki Toll Gate.


We in the MSA condemns it in all ramification and state that the Buhari regime must be held accountable for every loss of life. We equally hold the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu equally responsible for the killings. The  imposition of a 24 hours curfew by the Sanwo-Olu led Lagos state government, using the act of a few to condemn and equate as same with the peaceful protesters, was only an earlier scene of the same script to shooting down peaceful protesters. 


Part of this coordinated conspiracy and murderous massacre was also the shut down and removal of the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) at the Lekki Toll Gates and the street lights put off before troops, were moved in to maul down the protesters.


We are not unaware that this use of maximum lethal force of the state by the Buhari regime has the covert support of Bola Ahmed  Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos State, who is also the godfather of the current Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide  Sanwo-Olu and a major beneficiary of the Lekki Toll Gates. The massacre is a grand conspiracy between the Buhari and Tinubu wings of the ruling class that is ruining their political and economic fortunes.


For us in the MSA , the regime is in a desperate strait and responded to hold in check the developing and qualitative growth of the #EndSARS protest that has grown from a mere youth protest against police brutality, to assuming a General Strike character, with workplaces closed down, and street barricades dotting the country's landscape, with the slogans calling for an 'End to the Regime' now directly targeted at the regime, with its ineptitude glaring for all to see.


There can be no better time for the mass of the organized working class to bring their might to bear than now with all of its strength with a 48 hours General strike in full support and condemnation of the killing of innocent citizens. The leadership of the trade unions, if it again chicken out of this historic necessity to take this step, will further be exposing itself, and bringing to light for workers to commence a campaign against it, for a new leadership that would put its interest first and foremost as opposed to defending the Buhari regime that has repeatedly demonstrated that its interest is not the wellbeing of the working masses. 


The Churches and the Mosques must also add their voices, mobilising their numbers and congregation to carry on with the agitations and the demands for the regime to quit, and for a sovereign national conference to be convoked, which be made up of elected representatives of the social classes of the various sectors of the economy. The demands must include the right of the rank and file of the police and the military to elect their representatives to such a body to decide the way forward for Nigeria and opt for a system that will put the interests of the working masses first as opposed to the greed of profit of the few members of the billionaire class.


The MSA also called on the rank and file of the military and the police to reject all orders to engage peaceful protesters, but rather fraternize with the protesters and back their demands, which in reality is ultimately for the good of all. 


We reiterate the call for the Inspector General of Police , Adamu Adamu to resign and for the Chief of Army Staff, General Buratai and other service chiefs of the military to go, for the killings of protesters to come to an end and for the working masses to take up the task of ending Buhari regime and capitalism.


We also call  for new mass party of the working people, and at the same time to join and build the Socialist Party of Nigeria and commence the march to end capitalism via a  socialist revolution.


Dagga Tolar

Spokesperson

For MSA

 MOVEMENT FOR A SOCIALIST ALTERNATIVE:

WE HOLD LAGOS STATE GOVERNOR , SANWO-OLU EQUALLY RESPONSIBLE


FIGHT FOR A WORKING PEOPLE'S GOVERNMENT!



We of the Movement for a Socialist Alternative, MSA, condemns in the strongest terms the bloody repression of #EndSARS peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate. 


The Lekki Toll Gate and Alausa Secretariat have been the two major centres of mass mobilisation in  Lagos State  against the rogue Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and  police brutality for the past two weeks. For two weeks running, these protests had been organised in a peaceful and orderly manner.


The agitations and protests took a new turn when the regime and supporters began to mobilise and finance hoodlums to attack protesters in Abuja and Alausa area of Lagos. It was clear that it was a matter of time before the regime plays its trump card of a full declaration of war on the #EndSARS protesters across the country. 


The Buhari-led regime has demonstrated to all that  it is brutal as other regimes of the capitalist ruling elites in repressing peaceful protesters , despite posturing as a " regime of change"


This is evidence by deploying the military with armoured tanks and machine guns to be freely used in the cover of the night against peaceful protesters, killing and fatally injuring many at the Lekki Tollgate, shooting and mauling down peaceful protesters , showcasing its hatred for civility, and disrespect for democratic rights.


The fact is that  the #EndSARS protest against the Police and its gross act of brutality against the working masses and innocent citizens of the country is fed by the nature and character of the Nigerian ruling elites and their "accept or die" capitalist system of appropriating the resources of society for themselves alone. This is what has  been made clear by the killings that has taken place at the Lekki Toll Gate.


We in the MSA condemns it in all ramification and state that the Buhari regime must be held accountable for every loss of life. We equally hold the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu equally responsible for the killings. The  imposition of a 24 hours curfew by the Sanwo-Olu led Lagos state government, using the act of a few to condemn and equate as same with the peaceful protesters, was only an earlier scene of the same script to shooting down peaceful protesters. 


Part of this coordinated conspiracy and murderous massacre was also the shut down and removal of the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) at the Lekki Toll Gates and the street lights put off before troops, were moved in to maul down the protesters.


We are not unaware that this use of maximum lethal force of the state by the Buhari regime has the covert support of Bola Ahmed  Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos State, who is also the godfather of the current Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide  Sanwo-Olu and a major beneficiary of the Lekki Toll Gates. The massacre is a grand conspiracy between the Buhari and Tinubu wings of the ruling class that is ruining their political and economic fortunes.


For us in the MSA , the regime is in a desperate strait and responded to hold in check the developing and qualitative growth of the #EndSARS protest that has grown from a mere youth protest against police brutality, to assuming a General Strike character, with workplaces closed down, and street barricades dotting the country's landscape, with the slogans calling for an 'End to the Regime' now directly targeted at the regime, with its ineptitude glaring for all to see.


There can be no better time for the mass of the organized working class to bring their might to bear than now with all of its strength with a 48 hours General strike in full support and condemnation of the killing of innocent citizens. The leadership of the trade unions, if it again chicken out of this historic necessity to take this step, will further be exposing itself, and bringing to light for workers to commence a campaign against it, for a new leadership that would put its interest first and foremost as opposed to defending the Buhari regime that has repeatedly demonstrated that its interest is not the wellbeing of the working masses. 


The Churches and the Mosques must also add their voices, mobilising their numbers and congregation to carry on with the agitations and the demands for the regime to quit, and for a sovereign national conference to be convoked, which be made up of elected representatives of the social classes of the various sectors of the economy. The demands must include the right of the rank and file of the police and the military to elect their representatives to such a body to decide the way forward for Nigeria and opt for a system that will put the interests of the working masses first as opposed to the greed of profit of the few members of the billionaire class.


The MSA also called on the rank and file of the military and the police to reject all orders to engage peaceful protesters, but rather fraternize with the protesters and back their demands, which in reality is ultimately for the good of all. 


We reiterate the call for the Inspector General of Police , Adamu Adamu to resign and for the Chief of Army Staff, General Buratai and other service chiefs of the military to go, for the killings of protesters to come to an end and for the working masses to take up the task of ending Buhari regime and capitalism.


We also call  for new mass party of the working people, and at the same time to join and build the Socialist Party of Nigeria and commence the march to end capitalism via a  socialist revolution.


Dagga Tolar

Spokesperson

For MSA

BLACK TUESDAY: More than 30 protesters killed nationwide as APC leadership unleased their evil plans to make the country unsecure

BLACK TUESDAY: More than 30 protesters killed nationwide as APC leadership unleased their evil plans to make the country unsecure

 

Profile picture of Protesters mourning some of those killed in Osogbo, Osun State

The Major General Muhammadu Buhari led APC government in Nigeria is doing everything possible to make every part of the country unsecure for the citizens as they unleased series of terror attacks on the defenseless and armless protesters across the country including the FCT.

When the first plan to hijacked the protests in different cities and states failed, the evil and corrupt APC elites recruited, paid and monitoring thugs attacking the peaceful Protesters, who have been protesting against police brutality, extra judicial killing and bad governance in the country.


Osun State government and the ruling party in the state paid those that are attacking the protesters and causing havoc, extorting and rubbing people and public places as well as motorists in the name of the #EndSars Protesters as way to discredited the group.


Last Saturday, protesters in Osogbo Osun State capital asked the governor of the state Mr Gboyega Oyetola to arrest the leader of these known thugs but refused publicly saying he would had to consult the police commissioner in the state and his attorney general first after these state sponsored thugs had attacked the protesters the same day before the governor's arrival to the popular Ola-Iya junction where the Protesters gathered.


Lagos state government has even backup the their killer thugs with security operatives ad the protesters have defiled all the various attempts to divide and distablised the protesting youths in the state.

The police officers at Ojoo in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital killed not less than five protesters and injured many more on Tuesday.

In Lagos at Lekki tollgate, the military personnel deployed on the orders of the APC killed more than eighteen Protesters. The government backed thugs on Tuesday also attacked and killed Protesters on the Lagos streets. Not less than 10 people was alleged to have been killed by these thugs supported by the security operatives in non uniform clothes shooting at will.

Kano state was also not left out as protesters were attacked by state sponsored thugs. At least 4 Protesters were killed and many injured in the state.

One of the hoodlums arrested by the protesters confessed that he was given #500,000(five hundred thousand naira) to take part in the attacks against the armless protesters the state.


When the tollgate terror was about to be unleased, the authorities in the state ordered the CCTV cameras turn off.


Today alone, more than thirty protesters have been reportedly killed by governments sponsored thugs and security operatives across the country as curfews were imposed in the FCT Abuja, Lagos and Osun states.


APC governments at all levels have failed to delivered on their electoral promises since the party gains power in 2015. It has been surviving on propaganda and blame games while unemployment and insecurity aggravated. The Boko Haram war remained endless while banditary and fulani herdsmen kill at will as the government seemed culpable in the atrocity of shedding the bloods of the innocent citizens.


The government hàa also resulted to aggressive exploitation of the masses via hike in petrol pump price, VAT increment and  hike electricity tariff.



 

Profile picture of Protesters mourning some of those killed in Osogbo, Osun State

The Major General Muhammadu Buhari led APC government in Nigeria is doing everything possible to make every part of the country unsecure for the citizens as they unleased series of terror attacks on the defenseless and armless protesters across the country including the FCT.

When the first plan to hijacked the protests in different cities and states failed, the evil and corrupt APC elites recruited, paid and monitoring thugs attacking the peaceful Protesters, who have been protesting against police brutality, extra judicial killing and bad governance in the country.


Osun State government and the ruling party in the state paid those that are attacking the protesters and causing havoc, extorting and rubbing people and public places as well as motorists in the name of the #EndSars Protesters as way to discredited the group.


Last Saturday, protesters in Osogbo Osun State capital asked the governor of the state Mr Gboyega Oyetola to arrest the leader of these known thugs but refused publicly saying he would had to consult the police commissioner in the state and his attorney general first after these state sponsored thugs had attacked the protesters the same day before the governor's arrival to the popular Ola-Iya junction where the Protesters gathered.


Lagos state government has even backup the their killer thugs with security operatives ad the protesters have defiled all the various attempts to divide and distablised the protesting youths in the state.

The police officers at Ojoo in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital killed not less than five protesters and injured many more on Tuesday.

In Lagos at Lekki tollgate, the military personnel deployed on the orders of the APC killed more than eighteen Protesters. The government backed thugs on Tuesday also attacked and killed Protesters on the Lagos streets. Not less than 10 people was alleged to have been killed by these thugs supported by the security operatives in non uniform clothes shooting at will.

Kano state was also not left out as protesters were attacked by state sponsored thugs. At least 4 Protesters were killed and many injured in the state.

One of the hoodlums arrested by the protesters confessed that he was given #500,000(five hundred thousand naira) to take part in the attacks against the armless protesters the state.


When the tollgate terror was about to be unleased, the authorities in the state ordered the CCTV cameras turn off.


Today alone, more than thirty protesters have been reportedly killed by governments sponsored thugs and security operatives across the country as curfews were imposed in the FCT Abuja, Lagos and Osun states.


APC governments at all levels have failed to delivered on their electoral promises since the party gains power in 2015. It has been surviving on propaganda and blame games while unemployment and insecurity aggravated. The Boko Haram war remained endless while banditary and fulani herdsmen kill at will as the government seemed culpable in the atrocity of shedding the bloods of the innocent citizens.


The government hàa also resulted to aggressive exploitation of the masses via hike in petrol pump price, VAT increment and  hike electricity tariff.



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