The Government Might Have To Shut Down The Internet As The #EndSARS Protests Escalate

October 14, 2020

The Government Might Have To Shut Down The Internet As The #EndSARS Protests Escalate

The #EndSARS protests are escalating rapidly, and the Nigerian government may have to shut down the internet as a control mechanism. The information was released by The Guardian, and has been trending on Twitter.
Six days ago, a video of the police shooting a man sparked some controversies all over the country, and a lot of Nigerians asking for a dissolution of the unit.
Foreign and Nigerian celebrities, including Kanye West, Wizkid, Cardi B, Davido, Falz, Flavour, Phyno, Zoro, Runtown, Tiwa Savage and hundreds of others have joined the protest, requesting that the force unit be dissolved.

The citizens took to the 'streets of Twitter', and eventually took placards and went out to make protests requesting that the SARS be dissolved.
On the other hand, the government granted the request (third time in three years), and immediately responded with the formation of another squad.
The #EndSARS trends stopped appearing on the charts, probably suggesting that it has been tampared with the this gave birth to the formation of the #SARSMustEnd trends.

Well, according to the information that was made available to, the government might be forced to shut down the internet.
This isn't new to Africa probably, as other countries including Zimbabwe, Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo reportedly forced the internet shut in 2019.
Other countries like South Sudan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, and Somalia also shut down the internet between years 2016 and 2018.

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