Folarin Falana, AKA Falz, a Nigerian musician, has stated that Nigerian youngsters will not be silenced.
Some citizens have speculated that they may hold another protest to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the protests against police brutality and corruption.
In response to a statement by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, prohibiting interested parties from holding any EndSARS remembrance demonstration, Falz stated that innocent people were slain only because they asked not to be killed or brutalized.
However, the Singer said on his Instagram page that no one has been punished for the crime since the terrible happened a year ago.
“They killed innocent people who were merely praying not to be killed or brutalized,” he wrote.
“A year later, no one has been brought to justice for those horrible crimes.”
“A fictitious Police Commissioner “warned” persons who exercised their fundamental human rights. Yes, he is a Police Commissioner.
“A couple of well-meaning folks decided to organize a summit to reflect on last year’s events and pay tribute to the lost souls.”
The event center pulls out (“instructions from up high”).
“As I writing this, there is a LARGE police presence at the Lekki toll gate.”
“The best they could come up with was staging “concerts” to distract us from remembering the true heroes in all of this.”
They slaughtered people. “What we will never do is remain silent.” We will NEVER, EVER BE SILENCED.
“Not now, not tomorrow, not ever.”
Meanwhile, the National Economic Council (NEC) warned Nigerians against demonstrating on the anniversary of EndSARS on Friday.
Laolu Akande, the spokesperson for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, issued a statement urging Nigerians to consider other lawful alternative ways of involvement.
The caution, according to Akande, was issued due to the current security situation in the country and the likelihood of such protests being hijacked by armed hoodlums.