In a day or two from now, I expect government will fully roll out the tanks to finally
crush the about-two week old #ENDSARS protests rocking the country. And the government action would be ‘justified’. Lawlessness has set in. The ‘protesters’ have physically attacked two governors. Police stations have been torched in Edo, there has been a prison break, the office of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (which, painfully, is one police formation many Lagosians can attest to their professionalism and efficiency) has been attacked, violence has broken out in Abuja, Lagos and many other states and the protests have increasingly become unruly. Pro- and Anti-SARS demonstrators are daily clashing, and some lives have already been lost, with so many injured. A national economy that is just reopening, after several months of Covid-19-induced lockdown, has been forced into another shutdown, as workers and business owners are forced to stay home as a result of barricaded streets.
- Steve Nwosu, MD/Editor-in-chief, The Xpress newspapers
- EDITOR’S NOTE:
Mr. Nwosu actually sent in this article on Tuesday. We apologise for the delay in publishing it.