Category Archives: Human Rights

Eholor condemns violence, looting, hijack of #EndSARS struggle by Nnamdi Kanu, says Buhari’s speech uninspiring

With reports of violence, looting and destruction of properties across Nigeria due to the unrest caused by the #ENDSARS protest, the Global President of One Love Foundation, Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor has condemned it describing the situation as unfortunate and regrettable.

Eholor in a media chat in Benin City, said he also observed with dismay the hijacking of the protest by irresponsible and divisive elements like the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu whose utterances and unguided vituperation led to vandalization of properties, thuggery and looting of both government and private properties in disguise of protest across Nigeria.
Over 10 police stations were burnt down across the nation

“The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu cannot come in disguise to hijack the genuine #endsars protest. We will not allow him to do that. People fought for one Nigeria. We are going to remain one Nigeria. Our problem is not about tribe or ethnicity. Our problem is about bad leadership. Now the people have finally wake up to say they want their right because their right is their life. That’s what we should focus on not on Nnamdi Kanu. For me, I don’t take him serious. If you’re a serious person who wants to agitate for your people you should be here for the struggle just like as I am here for the struggle. That’s what they call a patriot and a democrat. Kanu is just a rabble-rouser.”

“It’s most imperative to note that, I supports in all sincerity the betterment of Nigeria especially with governance as agitated for by the youths, but it is quite unfortunate that unscrupulous elements including those outside the country are making inciting and divisive statements, thereby hijacking the process to unleash mayhem and anarchy by creating unnecessary pandemonium.

“Following the unfortunate event of the Leeki shootings on unarmed #ENDSARS protesters which was condemned by all including myself, as I share in the plights and grievances of the youths especially those that lost their lives, but it’s inhumane and barbaric to destroy properties of individuals and government as witnessed across the country.”

“The youths should embrace dialogue or continue protesting in a peaceful and civil manner like I did at the US Embassy. Destruction of properties won’t give us the needed results.”

On President Muhammadu Buhari ‘s speech yesterday, Eholor said the speech was boring, uninspiring and unpresidential.

“At a time like this, I expected the President to act like a father by bringing the youths to a round table. As usual, it was uninspiring an boring. Lives were lost due to the Lekki shootings and the President failed to say a word on it.”

The Whisperer

#EndSARS #LekkiMassacre: See list of establishments burnt down in Lagos today

Over 50 buildings, and other property belonging to Lagos State Government and the Federal Government have been burnt to the ground just this morning, following the mindless shooting of unarmed protesters at Lekki Toll Gate last night.

The shootings is reminiscent of the shooting of pro-Biafran protesters across South East Nigeria, in 2016 by the same Buhari – led Federal Government.

Below is a list of buildings burnt down so far:

1. Oriental Hotel
2. Zenith Bank, Admiralty Way
3. Lekki Toll Gate and Lekki Concession Company (LCC)
4. GTB on Admiralty Way
5. Polaris Bank, Admiralty Way
6. Over 30 buses belonging to Lagos State Government BRT Company, and the BRT terminal at Oyingbo
7. Gov Sanwo-Olu’s family house
8. Ajeromi Ifelodun LG Secretariat
9. Cars within the premises of Ministry of the Environment Alausa
10. Television Continental (TVC), television station owned by Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu
11. Over 20 police station burnt

Leaked:`Tinubu ordered Lekki Toll Gate lights to be switched off’

A leaked chat has shown that according to the MD of LCC (Lekki Toll Gate), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu ordered them to put off the lights, minutes before the army began to massacre #EndSARS protesters.

Below is the chat:

#EndSARS: Edo govt declares 24-hour curfew

The Edo State Government hereby imposes a 24-hour curfew across the state till further notice.

The curfew is to take effect from 4pm, October 19, 2020.

This decision has become necessary because of the very disturbing incidents of vandalism and attacks on private individuals and institutions by hoodlums in the guise of #ENDSARS protesters.

While the government of Edo State respects the rights of its citizens to undertake legitimate protests, it cannot sit idly when hoodlums have taken laws into their hands to cause mayhem on innocent citizens and the state.

By the directive, schools and businesses are to shut down activities accordingly. Those who cannot move safely are to stay put between now and 4pm till calmness is restored.

Parents are advised to rein in their children, youths and wards, to forestall further breakdown of law and order.

The responsibility of government is to protect lives and property and maintain law and order, therefore, anyone found outside in violation of the curfew would be dealt with according to the law.

#EndSARS UPDATE: Benin protesters burn down police station, kill officer, break into prison, free prisoners

The #EndSars protests in Benin City, Edo State capital has turned violent.

Information available to Jungle Journalist Media Ltd is that all the prisoners at Benin prison have fled the prison perimeters after protesters attacked the prison along Sapele Road.

Two videos intercepted by our correspondent on the social media shows prisoners on the high fence, tearing off the wires and jumping down to freedom.

Protesters were also seen outside on the highway, chanting and raising palm leafs.

In a similar development, the Idogbo Police Station opposite Ikpoba Okha local government headquarters in the city has also been attacked by another set of protesters. The protesters, according to eye witnesses stormed the station and chased away all officers on duty. They then lit up the station, along with all vehicles parked there.

Yesterday, protesters knocked down a police officer at Aduwawa with their vehicle, killing him instantly.

The new development may not be unconnected with the killing of four protesters, and injuring of several others by a driver on Saturday evening.

On Thursday, hoodlums had also shot and killed a protester in the city, while trying to disrupt the protests.

The governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki had condemned the killing, and given security operatives 24 hours to fish it the killers.

Stay with Jungle Journalist Media Ltd for more updates.

#EndSARS!

Breaking: #EndSARS protesters break into Benin prison, free prisoners (video)

Jungle Journalist Media Ltd has just learnt that #EndSARS protesters in Benin has broken into the prison and freed some prisoners.

The event occured at the Nigerian Correctional Service along Sapele Road in the city.

See video below:
https://t.co/gLUCMyPc3d

#EndSARS Protesters Lock Down Benin City, Block All Roads

Following the crushing of four protesters on Saturday evening in Benin City, #EndSARS protesters this morning blocked all roads leading into and out of the city.

Jungle Journalist Media Ltd reports that students have been sent back home, and those who could not get vehicles have been forced to stay at home.

Business men and workers were seen trekking to their various places of business.

The Junior Secondary School Examinations popularly known as Junior WAEC, slated to begin this morning has also been postponed and students told to go home.

More details to come.

Speeding SUV kills 4 #ENDSARS protesters

Four people have been killed and another four injured in continued #ENDSARS protests in Edo State.

The four were killed when a speeding SUV hit them on First East Circular road in Benin City as they were starting a bonfire in the middle of the road Saturday evening.

It was gathered that the SUV was coming from the Benin – Sapele Road and approached Sakponba road by First East Circular road junction when the accident happened.

Wife of one of the victims whose identify could not be ascertained, said her husband called her when it was getting late that he was on his way home but was held in heavy gridlock along the Sapkonba road axis between first and Sapele Road.

Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, could not be reached for comment as his phone was said to be unavailable.

Meanwhile, as at the time of filling this report, the youths were said to be vandalising private property and destroying vehicles on Agbor road.

Daily Trust

BREAKING #EndSARS Protesters launch online radio

#EndSARS protesters who have been out on the streets for over a week have taken their advocacy to another level, through the launch of an online radio.

Dubbed “Soro Soke Radio”, songs that align with the objectives of the protesters are currently being played on the station.

Soro Soke is a Yoruba term which means ‘speak up’.

The protests against the excesses of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) have continued to gather momentum.

You can access the station following this link below: https://s4.radio.co/s99d55c85b/listen

BREAKING: Anonymous hacks DSTV, GOTV channels, all stations currently available for free

Anonymous has hacked the DSTV and GOTV channels in Nigeria.

Currently, both handles are showing all channels for free across the country.

Jungle Journalist Media Limited has confirmed this as editors have tested and found that its working for free.

More details to follow.