Singer Falz has declared that no one will be able to silence Nigerian youths ahead of the anniversary of the #EndSARS protest in Lagos on October 20, 2020, where gunshots were fired at protesters at the Lekki tollgate.
The singer reacted to the state Commissioner of Police’s decision to prohibit interested parties from conducting any EndSARS anniversary protest in a post on his Instagram page.
In his post, Falz said that “innocent people were shot simply because they asked not to be killed or brutalized.” He stated that it has been almost a year after the sad incident occurred and that no one has been held accountable.
“They killed innocent souls that were simply asking not to be killed or brutalized.
“A year later, no one has been punished yet for those heinous crimes.
“A supposed Police Commisioner “warned” against citizens exercising their fundamental human rights. Yes a Police Commisioner.
“A couple of well meaning citizens decided to put together a summit to reflect on last year’s events & honour the lost souls. Event centre pulls out (“instructions from above”)
“As I type this, there is already HEAVY police presence at the Lekki toll gate.
“Best thing they could come up with is organizing “concerts” to try and distract us from remembering the real heroes in all of this. The people they murdered.
“What we will never do, however, is be quiet.
“We will NEVER EVER EVER EVER be silenced.
“Not today, not on the 20th, not ever.”