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A Nigerian Soldier Threatens to Attack Protesters During the June 12 Planned Nationwide Protest

A Nigerian soldier identified as Abbakar A. has threatened to attack Nigerians on June 12 during the planned nationwide mega protests.

Human rights activist Omoyele Sowore, had posted on Tuesday “Good morning, oppressed citizens! We urge you to please join us nationwide/worldwide to engage in massive street action on June 12, 2021. #June12Protest #BuhariMustGo #Revolutionnow,”

This has sparked numerous reactions among social media users as some has taken to the platform to show their solidarity for the protest.

The soldier in reaction wrote;“If e sure for them June 12, make dem come out.”

Nigeria’s June 12 Democracy Day is a public holiday to commemorate the restoration of democracy in the country.

May 29 was initially the democracy day in Nigeria, until it was changed in 2018 by the Federal Government.

This is special in Nigeria’s history and is used to commemorate the democratic election of Chief MKO Abiola on June 12, 1993, in what has been adjudged to be Nigeria’s freest and fairest elections.

It was, however, cancelled by the Ibrahim Babangida military junta, and Abiola was thrown into prison, leading ultimately to his untimely death in 1998.

 

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