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Lekki TollGate Killings: The dead will disturb you – Burna Boy tells Buhari, Sanwo-Olu, Army in new song

Lekki TollGate Killings: The dead will disturb you – Burna Boy tells Buhari, Sanwo-Olu, Army in new song

The new Burna Boy song on the Lekki shooting “20:10:20” has been well-received.

The track censured the military attack on End SARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate.

Famous for human rights abuses, the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), terrorized several Nigerians.

Many were summarily killed or wounded publicly or in degrading cells by the operatives of the notorious unit.

For more than ten days, demonstrators in Lagos – where the agitation started on October 8 – and like minds across the country called for an end to police brutality.

On the night of Tuesday, October 20, 2020, Army troops marched to the Lekki rally ground and opened fire on unarmed citizens bearing national flags.

The incident sparked global condemnation and calls for prosecution of those responsible.

Burna Boy told President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the Nigerian Army that the dead will disturb them for all their “atrocity”.

The music star also mentioned an unnamed “godfather” and “gbo gbo ijoba”, a veiled reference to Federal Government and Lagos State authorities.

Burna Boy, real name Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, accused the government of turning graduates to beggars and killing them for demanding justice.

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“You carry army go kill many youth for Lekki, na so water ooo water runaway my eyes. Nothing you go talk wey go justify the case of their murder”, the lyrics read.

“The chief of staff, the commander and the army wey carry order; Mr President, Mr Governor, godfather, gbo gbo ijoba, all your atrocity, all of your corner-corner, make all the dead body disturb you for your dream.”

Burna Boy disclosed that proceeds of the song will be used to support families of victims and people suffering affliction caused by the Lekki shooting.

“May the heavens open and celebrate all our fallen heroes who have died for this movement from the very beginning. Rest in peace to all the beautiful lives lost”, he said.

Source: Dailypost

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Suspected Fulani herdsman attacks 18-year-old boy and his father over missing cow in Bayelsa

Suspected Fulani herdsman attacks 18-year-old boy and his father over missing cow in Bayelsa

Suspected Fulani herdsman attacks 18-year-old boy and his father over missing cow in Bayelsa

A yet to be identified Fulani herder attacked an 18-year-old boy, Kohgi Nation and his father over an alleged missing cow in Otuoke Community, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa state.

The incident happened at about 5pm on February 19, at Osuan bush, when the duo were working on their palm farm.

It was gathered that the herdsman attacked the boy with a machete, inflicting deep cuts on his fingers and head. His 58-year-old father, Goodhead Nation, reportedly managed to escape the attack with minor bruises on the legs.

It reportedly took four hours of surgery at the emergency wards of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) to save the life of the boy.

Suspected Fulani herdsman attacks 18-year-old boy and his father over missing cow in Bayelsa

According to Goodhead Nation, the Fulani herder came through the back entrance of his farm and accused them of stealing his cow.

“We denied the theft and told him to look at us whether we looked like some who can kill a cow. He attacked me with his stick. He later brought out his machete and chased my son. We later discovered my son by the riverside with a heavy machete cut to the head, waist and hand.” he narrated.

Suspected Fulani herdsman attacks 18-year-old boy and his father over missing cow in Bayelsa

Reacting to the development, the spokesman of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), Comrade Ebilade Ekerefe, who visited the victim at the hospital, expressed sadness over the incident, warning that he believes that the incident is an isolated one.

 

“Let me say, this is not the first time the herdsman incident happened. Considering the mood of the country, the Ijaw Youths should not carry out a reprisal attack. It is an isolated attack. We do not want to believe that the attack was planned,” said Ekerefe.

 

“We want to call on security agencies to arrest the culprit. If the culprit is not arrested it will show that it was planned. The Hausa/Fulani Community in Bayelsa should show sympathy with the victim by ensuring the culprit is arrested. We don’t want to pre-empt anyone. They should come out to exonerate themselves.

 

“Ijaw youths should brace up and defend their clans against any form of enemy attacks. The Ijaw youths should welcome a peace-loving people and defend themselves against any form of threats.” he added.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident said the Commissioner of Police, Mike Okoli, has appealed to residents of the state to remain calm as the command is working assiduously to identify the suspected herder and apprehend him.

“On February 20, 2021 at about 08:00hours an unknown herder at Osuan bush, Otueke Community, Ogbia LGA, assaulted one Kohgi Samuel Nation ‘m’ 18 years and inflicted grievous wounds on his fingers and head, over an allegation of a missing cow,” the statement says.

“The victim was immediately rescued by Police Operatives and is responding to treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa. The Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command, Mike Okoli, appeals to members of the public to remain calm as the command is working assiduously to identify the suspected herder.”

Suspected Fulani herdsman attacks 18-year-old boy and his father over missing cow in Bayelsa

Suspected Fulani herdsman attacks 18-year-old boy and his father over missing cow in Bayelsa

Suspected Fulani herdsman attacks 18-year-old boy and his father over missing cow in Bayelsa

 

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