#ENDSARSPROTEST, THE DAY NIGERIA SOAK HER WHITE IN THE BLOOD OF HER TOMORROW AT LEKKI TOLL GATE

Busayo Obisakin
Posted October 29, 2020 from Nigeria

Yes, they were asking for their rights, they were asking for ending of police brutality in Nigeria. They were peaceful, they were organized, they were carrying Nigeria flag, singing Nigeria Anthem when all of a sudden, the army came in Amour tank, as if they were going to 3rd World War and they were determined to finish the enemies. Alas like a horror film, they started shooting, shooting at our young ones, our tomorrow, that the only weapon in their hands was Nigeria flags.

It was a day I will never forget. As I was watching the horror film live, My BP went up to 200/125. It was as if I would not make it as my vision became blur and my heart beating as if it wanted to jump out of my chest. Blood of the innocent youth splashed everywhere at Lekki toll gate apart from the ones that have been killed in some other part of the country, some wounded were carried to the hospital and were rejected, some already dead and some were psychological crashed. 20-10-2020 was a black day.  The youth was actually using the flags of Nigeria in their hand to wrap their blood.

I think during the protests, the Nigeria Government saw the passion of the youth, they saw their unity, they saw their love for one another, they knew it could be their undoing, it could be the end of their manipulations and impunity. They saw the qualities they do not posses in those young one and they decided they must stop them.

My son was a victim of SARS police brutality, He works in the bank and so he normally closes late from work. He was coming in his car that day when SARS Police stopped him and as a very cool-headed guy he is, he stopped immediately. They ordered him to come out of the car took his phone from him and begin to ransacked his car and phone. All effort to show them his ID card was to no avail. At last as they saw his ID card, they told him that they have to collect 100,000 naira from him or they will shoot him and put gun by his side that he is an Armed robber. Immediately they have put gone on his head and took him to a nearby ATM machine and took his hard-earned money from him. This is what the youth were protesting about, they want the federal government to take those criminals calling themselves police off the road. What triggered the protest was a young man that was killed by this SARS and they also took his car away.

To bring peace back to the country, the president has to come out physically and address the press on this issue and not  recorded videos they always show us on the television. There must be a total reform of Police force and government monitoring their remunerations very well that it gets to them and not syphoned by their leaders. It is not a matter of SARS alone but the constitution of Nigeria seriously needs total reform, Nigeria needs a new constitution and then if we are still going to remain one entity, then we must all sit down and decide how we want to go about it. Peace may be impossible if the government of the day think it is still business as usual.

This story was submitted in response to Protests in Nigeria.

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Dawn Arteaga
Oct 29
Oct 29

Well said Busayo. I stand with you, sister.

Busayo Obisakin
Oct 30
Oct 30

Thank you my Sister!
Love
Busayo

Tamarack Verrall
Oct 29
Oct 29

Busayo my dear sister,
This is heart breaking, and I am sending my love to you, your son, your family, all of the young people there trying to stand for fairness and change. The tyrannical governments need to be stopped. It is time for more than a quiet edict from the UN that all wars need to stop. Governments need to be sanctioned, stopped somehow from killing the people, the young people demanding change. What happened to your son is horrifying. Please take good care of yourself on a deep level dear Busayo. We stand with you with and I hope that our hearts can help sooth yours.
Deep sisterhood love,
Tam

Jill Langhus
Oct 30
Oct 30

OMG, Busayo! How utterly sad, and scary.

Are you okay, honey? Please reach out if you need a shoulder. I'm in shock at how bad it's become there, and Cameroon. My poor sisters, and the families that are being affected... Xx

Busayo Obisakin
Oct 30
Oct 30

I am fine Jill, Thank you so much for your Love and concern. We are pushing on and hoping for a better tomorrow.
Love
Busayo

Jill Langhus
Oct 31
Oct 31

I'm very glad to hear it! You're very welcome:-)

Yes! I hope for that for you, and everyone, too!

XX

ARREY- ECHI
Oct 30
Oct 30

Dear Sis Busayo,
Hope you are feeling much better today.
Thank you for writing this. I can imagine how painful it felt recounting all these.
Africa is indeed bleeding. Sorry to know your son has also been a victim of the SARS.
It is saddening that youths can not be left to live and enjoy their best lives productively in their countries. And the powers that be couldn't care less.
Africa is indeed bleeding.

Busayo Obisakin
Oct 30
Oct 30

Dear Arrey,
Yes you are right, Africa is bleeding and we continue to pray that blood shed in Africa will stop and there will genuine and committed leadership in our continent
Thank you!
Love
Busayo

Nini Mappo
Oct 30
Oct 30

Hello dear Busayo,
I found myself thankful that your son was not physically harmed by the police, and then I realised that that shouldn't be an aspect of gratitude, that he should have had the freedom to go about his business without any fear of bodily harm or of being robbed at gun point by so called public protectors.
I am sorry, for the fear, for loss of life, income, means, property, so much loss. I am sorry that this affected you so personally through your son.
Sending hugs of hope and shalom.

Busayo Obisakin
Oct 30
Oct 30

Thank you so much dear Sister for your love and encouragement
Love
Busayo

UCHE LIN
Oct 30
Oct 30

Yea Sis @Busayo, Hope you are faring well?
It's so sickening and inhuman. It was indeed a black Tuesday in Nigeria...The question now is who ordered the killing at Lekki toll gate? Our future leaders, The hope of tomorrow died while fighting for our rights? Up till today the question are yet to be answered. We pray for the souls who lost their lives in the protest of fighting for our rights rest in perfect peace! May God grant those they left behind the fortitude to bear their loss.
I'm happy that the Said #SARS has ended in Nigeria... Let their be peace and sanity should be restored!

Busayo Obisakin
Oct 30
Oct 30

Yes my Sister, the answers to questions are beginning to come out. Now Sanwo Olu is blaming the soldiers, the soldiers are also blaming him. We will soon know who gave the order soonest. Our leaders are sick and this government is going to finish themselves with their insincerity. Thank you Sis!
Love
Busayo

Keturah Shammah
Oct 30
Oct 30

Which Way Nigeria my Country!
Though justice may tarry, it shall surely come t pass.
Thanks Sister Busayo for sharing!

Busayo Obisakin
Oct 30
Oct 30

Oh sure my Sister! This government is the one that will finish themselves.
Thank you Sis!
Love
Busayo

Anne-Chantal
Oct 30
Oct 30

I read and all I can do is to ask myself what is wrong with this two sister nations? Nigeria is killing its own people because they asked for what is theirs and in a peaceful way while Cameroon is killing its own children in school all because their parents asked for what is theirs in a protest that was first and foremost a peaceful one. Why are leaders killing those they have to protect?
I remain baffled :-(

Busayo Obisakin
Nov 03
Nov 03

So sad Sis! We will continue to raise our voices until this aberration stops. Thank you!
Love
Busayo

Olanike Adesanya
Oct 30
Oct 30

Thank you Busayo.
The new constitution is overdue now.
I hope someone is reporting this to the authority...
A constitution that is good governance friendly...

Busayo Obisakin
Nov 03
Nov 03

Appreciate Nike for the encouragement
Love
Busayo

Corine Milano
Nov 02
Nov 02

Thank you so much for speaking out and for your brave voice and vision. Busayo, we will be quoting your story on a social media post we plan to release later today. Please follow us on Instagram @WorldPulse - we're happy to help get your words and message out into the world.

Busayo Obisakin
Nov 03
Nov 03

Thank you so much Corine! I am already a follower of World Pulse on Instagram. I will be on the look out
Love
Busayo

Hello, sis Busayo,

What you observe is true. The government and the powers that be are afraid of the passion of the youth in Nigeria. How insecure and fragile they are that they will gun down innocent lives who are peacefully protesting. This angers me so much.

Ohh, you are such a tough and strong woman to watch it live. I understand that it must be such a stressful and horrifying event in your life that your heart and body couldn't take it. Hugs to you, dear sister. We pray for freedom in Nigeria. We pray for a rebirth of a New Nigeria.

I love that your youth are brave to take a stand. There is still hope because there are women like you who will not be silenced. We stand with you, beloved sis Busayo. We will be cheering for you on your Aspire talk. Looking forward to it!

HUGSSSS!