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What is it with these #LagosUnrest #OgunUnrest and #IbadanUnrest reports that we're hearing?

#Covid19, among other things, has come to expose the underbelly of the dysfunctional country/society we have run for years.
The time has come for us to #rethink how we do things as a society.

The time has come to consciously begin to question the basis/foundation of our existential realities.
First, it was #NigerDeltaUnrest. Then came the lingering #BokoHaram insurgency.The #2016Recession, occasioned by the dip in global oil prices, also came. Now, the #Covid_19 pandemic has come to expose the unsustainability of the model of our political-economy.
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The history doesn't support this my brother. Both @HQNigerianArmy, and recently @PoliceNG have a habit of disobedience and mutiny.

It's the reason why PIG's since Musiliu Smith have ordered patrols off highways when they come into office, only to find those orders disobeyed.
But too many of our people don't understand why our security services tend to behave like armies of occupation, rather than being placed there to protect and serve the people.

There is a historical reason for it, so let's talk about that...
On 16/12/1929, a man was killed around Opobo in the Aba Division of Southern #Nigeria.

His name was Aromasodu Alimi, and he was Yoruba by ethnicity, the only official male casualty of what the colonial authorities branded as the Aba Women's Riot. He was a policeman.
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