On #EndSARS anniversary, activist Bello Shagari has asked youths to “register and vote the right people who understand our plights and would work in solving our problems”.
SPY NIGERIA reports that End SARS is a decentralised social movement, and series of mass protests against police brutality in Nigeria and misgovernance. It is notable for its patronage by a demographic that is made of entirely young Nigerians.
“#EndSARS was not a movement against anyone. It was an escalation of frustration as a result of disregard for human rights of the youths especially in Southern Nigeria,” Shagari, 33, wrote on his verified Twitter handle on Wednesday.
“It was a powerful and inspiring force that young Nigerians should transform & reinforce in the 2023 election.
“#EndSARS United us and divided us at the same time. Until we resist division, we can never succeed in any mission.
“We remember those who have suffered unprofessional policing and mistreatment the on 20th October 2020.
“We shouldn’t spare our energy on the streets protesting for now, It is best to channel it in mobilizing young people to register and vote the right people who understand our plights and would work in solving our problems, & for us to be elected to determine our future.”