All eyes are on nigeria ahead of the June 12 , a significant day in the history of nigeria political foundation , amid an already tense atmosphere .
A situation the president , Muhammadu Buhari has promised to address Nigerians by 7am on democracy day through Nigerian television Authority ( NTA ) and other approved media outlets.
A solidarity protest are been rumoured to take across Nigeria on june 12 to demand for accountability and uprightness from the leaders .
Nigeria yet to recover from the June 12 1993 incident
Twenty eight ago ( June 12 1993 ) Nigerian woke up to an unexpected blood shed , lost of property , destability of the economy and creating a vacuum yet to filled in the political history of nigeria , where a prominent political figure was killed .
However , with decade past , many nigerians are still in shock to what really transpired that day .
With another democracy day ( june 12 ) by the corner , Nigerians are planning to hit the street across the country to protest over what many called a military regime and not the proposed democratic system of government.
However protesting isn’t the problem but the consequences of protesting should really be considered by Nigerians , knowing in mind an avoidable scenes could be prevented .
Most recently was the incident of lekki toll gate that occured on the night of 20 October 2020, at about 6:50 p.m, where members of the Nigerian Army opened fire on peaceful End SARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Protesters were killed in lekki , during the course of the End sars protest avoidable lives and properties were lost and destroyed.
Why protesting on june 12 isn’t the solution to NIgeria’s problems.
Although protesting is a means of voicing out opinions , and sending a strong message to whomever its may be .
But not in the current state of things in nigeria , where kidnapping , unlawful killings , banditry , Insurgency are the other of the day to mention a few of the current problem facing nigeria.
– Nigerians are yet to get answers to the lekki toll gate massacre , why add another one ?
– Lives and properties can be save only if the propose protest is avoided .
– Protesting might just be the perfect timing for law breakers to carry out their unlawful activities .
Security personnel have a vital role to play on june 12 .
With the Inspector general of police ( IGP ) and other security heads has vowed to ensure peace on democracy day .
Security personnel will be called upon to secure law and properties on democracy day in nigeria .
However this personnel should focus on calming tension and not escalating it , using the End Sars protest as a point of lesson .
The date june 12 will forever be significant in the political history of nigeria .