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Nigeria’s ENDSARS Protests: Lessons From The 2011 Egyptian Revolution As Guide

The Oasis Reporters

October 20, 2020

By Abu-Ubaida Ibrahim Kuna


Consciousness and the love for fatherland would certainly not allow for peaceful quietude, and wIth things getting out of control, the time to speak out is now.

Nigerian Government should please do everything possible (excluding the use of force) to get things back to order.

Whoever kept an eye on what happened in Egypt in 2011 must not have the space and latitude to sleep in the Nigeria of today.

The 2011 Egyptian revolution, tagged “the January 25 Revolution” started like a joke on exactly the 25th of January, 2011 and it eventually circulated all over Egypt, as vast as the entire country is.

The said revolution was organised by youth groups in the form of “peaceful protests” against the increasing Police brutality during the regime of then President Hosni Mubarak, which later snowballed into a bloody revolution that set the country towards unrest. This
later turned to a revolution where “demonstrations, marches, occupations of plazas, non-violent civil resistance, acts of civil disobedience and strikes, occurred “.

During the revolution, “millions of protesters from a diverse range of socio-economic and religious backgrounds demanded for the overthrow of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Violent clashes between security forces and protesters resulted in at least 846 people killed and over 6,000 injured. Protesters retaliated by burning over 90 police stations across the country”.

May we not have the same miscalculations as occurred in Egypt, Libya, Sudan etc.

Kuna, writes from Gombe, North East Nigeria.

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