The daughter of Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has dragged people including a close friend, who criticised her for not raising her voice in the #EndSARS protests against police brutality.
In a series of posts on Instagram, Fatima Zara warned those bullying her for not posting about the campaign on social media, not to spread their negative energy on her as “some of us are fighting their own personal battles”
“Nope! Not today! I ma not the one! Not at all. Some of you think with your asses! Please if you want to be stupid, be stupid on your own! Dont try to spread your negative energy on me! I ‘m really not the one you want to pick on,” she wrote.
However, the UK univerisity graduate said she posted about the protests and has been raising a voice “behind closed doors” as well.
“Do not message me fighting me for not posting the protest. I did, and I dont have to be post to spread awreness or to be concered. If you have an official question to ask my father about the protest kindly dm him but I m not the one you want to drag!! Trust me! I have zero tolerance to people’s foolishness right now!
I have been seeing so many of you preaching unity but instead you are out here tryings to bully me. So I m not posting. Some of us are fighting their own personal battles! And you guys have no idea on how I m raising a voice behind closed doors, so dont come on her and try to rub off negative vibes. Have a good day.”
Zara posted screenshot of a WhatsApp chat with a friend, who questioned why she hasn’t used her voice and that of her father regarding what is going on in the country. The friend, who she has known since 2008 also took a dig at her for “living her best on top other people’s money”
“That is why I keep my circle very small!
But people must took for you and force some sort of drama. I ma not about to let anyone add to my lemons I m already trying to squeeze! Your friends are not really your friends! Be careful guys”, Zara wrote.
Read the rest of her posts in the screenshots…
Police re-arrest four prisoners who escaped from Edo prison
Four prisoners who escaped from Oko Prison during the #EndSARS crisis have been re-arrested by the police.
The suspects were paraded at the Nigeria Police Force tactical unit in Abuja, alongside others who were arrested for various offences bordering on armed robbery, car theft, unlawful possession of weapons, illegal dealing and selling of weapons.
The prisoners who escaped from the facility have been identified as Adebayo Opeyemi, Oloride Benjamin, Peter Osas, Hudu Musa and Frank Odion.
While Mr Opeyemi is a dismissed soldier, Mr Benjamin was convicted and sentenced to death and Mr Musa had nine months remaining to serve out his prison term.
It was gathered that the suspects have snatched a total of four vehicles since their escape. Mr Benjamin on the other hand, snatched a vehicle 30mins after he escaped because he needed to leave Benin City.
Northern Governors are not against disbandment of SARS – Governor Lalong
Governor Simon Lalong has made a clarification on the stance of Northern Governors on the disbandment of controversial police unit, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Lalong who is the chairman of Northern Governors Forum on Wednesday November 18, said they are not against the scrapping of SARS contrary to some misconceptions in some quarters.
“The Northern Governors Forum is not against the disbandment of SARS as misconstrued in some quarters. We rather caution against the blanket condemnation of the police that can erode the confidence and zeal of the hardworking and honest ones in performing their duties of protecting lives and properties.”
Reiterating the region’s commitment in tackling the several challenges facing the region, Lalong said the forum will collaborate with Federal Government and security agencies to address the issues of banditry, terrorism, kidnapping, and other criminal activities.
“We must tackle the current challenges of insecurity in the region which is dominated by insurgency, kidnapping, banditry, rape, child abuse and trafficking and other conflicts.
“We shall continue to work with the Federal Government and security agencies to tackle crime and criminality. That is why we have supported a comprehensive reform of police architecture in the country.”
CNN releases findings from its independent investigation on Lekki shooting; shares videos of what appears to be soldiers shooting directly at the crowd
CNN has released its findings from an independent investigation carried out on the October 20 shooting incident at the Lekki tollgate.
CNN shared footage of what appears to be soldiers shooting at the #EndSARS protesters who had gathered at the tollgate to press home their demands to end SARS as well as end police brutality.
CNN in its investigation spoke with a man, Elisha Sunday, whose brother, Victor, was killed during the October 20th shooting incident.
The media house also spoke with some of the protesters who were at the scene when the shooting occurred. They claim the soldiers indeed fired shots at them.
The media house also tracked the bullets shells seen at the Toll Gate and the companies that supplied the Nigerian Army Weapons since 2005
Recall Nigeria drew global attention when military men stormed the Lekki toll plaza where #EndSARS protesters gathered and fired gunshots.
Shortly after the incident, Governor Sanwo-Olu in a press conference stated that no sitting governor controls the rules of engagement of the military. On October 26, the governor granted an interview to CNN where he stated that only two deaths were recorded from the incident. He added that he visited the scene the next day and couldn’t find bloodstains.
On the day of the incident, the Nigerian Army took to its Twitter handle to deny claims its personnel was at the scene of the incident.
On October 27, the Army broke its silence and alleged that the Lagos state governor invited them to help quell the violence that erupted after the protest was hijacked by hoodlums. Read here.
Watch the video from CNN’s independent investigation below