Everything should be done to encourage youth's freedom of expression, but how did #EndSARS protests across Nigeria become a battle of wits between "generations?" I belong to Gen X. If we did nothing under soldiers, there'd have been no Nigeria.
There's nothing legitimate about disparaging one generation or another. The part that surprised me most is how the 'baby boomers' are trying to outdo themselves at given validity to the narratives that "except for those protesting now, all other generations have failed Nigeria."
Its a thing of pride to see @falzthebahdguy & the brains behind @feminist_co enter into the trenches where Gani, Fela, Beko, Soyinka, Saro-wiwa, Kokori, Tony Fash had passed many nights before. Sowore is on this list too, even if the engine oil in his head is now due for change.
I saw @feladurotoye under laboured breath massaging d ego of youths who have challenged his silence. These are the cowards! 😃
I stand with #EndSARS protest but I will not belittle what Frank Kokori did in 1994, having Nigeria on lockdown for 6 weeks under a military government!
OAU, Ife students union protests in mid 90s alone is a sufficient history. The generation that removed canopy under which the head of state was sitted during a convocation ceremony. 😁
It took Tony Fash 13yrs to finish from Ife for leading students to protest Saro-wiwa's hanging.
My generation also lived life with bloodied nose, fighting the same fight being fought today. Kudirat Abiola took soldiers bullets with dignity. We were never cowards! The fight won't end with @falzthebahdguy and others doing it now. Each incoming generation will fight theirs.

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The seat of the president isn’t as powerful in a federal democracy as we often think, except d occupier is brazenly tyrant. Buhari's sarcastic emphasis and throat clearing, when announcing d amount NASS appropriated to itself for 2021 buttresses this.
If there's no #EndSARS protest and the arrest of erring policemen are ordered, there would have been conspiracy theories saying it's a move targeted at "Christian" policemen, seeing that many of the policemen accused of being brutal are Christians of southern extraction.
If govt had gone after CSP James Nwafor who was accused of killing one Chijioke Iloanya, there'd have being questions asked about other killer policemen in the West or elsewhere who aren't Igbos. Now it seems #EndSARS is louder than the usual ethnic jingoism or religious bigotry.
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Its true that Danladi Mirenda gave d coinage 'SARS' to his team when he was moved from Benin to Lagos in 1992, but this team were men from FCID, Adeniji Adele, Zone 2 Anti-Robbery & State CID Panti. These anti-robbery units were already doing hatchet jobs for Halilu Akilu's DMI.
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I saw a tweet with photo props that IGP is briefing the President on @PoliceNG reforms. That's the 'razzest' joke from @MBuhari's media aides.
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