Nigerian rapper and activist, Folarin Falana, professionally known as Falz, has urged Nigerian youths to exercise their fundamental right to protest on October 20.
Falz spoke during the ongoing Felabration, while telling young Nigerians to disregard police warning’s against the planned #EndSARS protest in commemoration of the #EndSARS movement.
Speaking during his performance on stage, the artiste said; “October 20 don dey come like this, for your information, police commissioner say make we stay inside, una hear abi una no hear? Them go dey disguise. They said on that very day, make we no commot. Dem dey craze? No matter how many them be.
As I dey talk to you now, police don station for toll gate. Una go commot abi una no go commot? They no born them… (October 20 is coming; for your information, the police commissioner has said we should stay inside. Have you heard that? They said on that day, we should not go out to protest; they are crazy. It does not matter how many police personnel they bring. Already, police officers have been stationed at Lekki Toll Gate. Will you go out to protest or not? They dare not…)”
His comment comes as the Lagos state police command warned residents against protesting, saying such would be repelled.
“The police in the state will not fold their arms and allow some misguided elements disrupt the peace and serenity currently being enjoyed in the state.
“To forestall breakdown of law and order, the police will use all legitimate means within their constitutional powers to suppress the planned protest…” a statement said.
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— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) October 17, 2021