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EndSARS: Pro-Biafra Group Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Of IPOB Speaks On Leadership Of Protest

EndSARS: Pro-Biafra Group Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Of IPOB Speaks

Biafra political activist and leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has declared that there is no leader in the current #EndSARS/#EndSWAT/#EndPoliceBrutality protests in Nigeria, AllNews reports.

The #EndSARS protest resurged on 6 October after a video showing members of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) allegedly shoot a man at point-blank range and drive away in his car.

The viral video rekindled an #EndSARs protest that has been years in the making.

The strong agitations led to authorities dissolving SARS.

Yet, protests continue.

"Nobody is the leader of this very protest," Kanu said in his routine Facebook broadcast on Friday morning.

"The people are the ones leading it on the ground.

"And the demands have to be coordinated everywhere.

"So the demands of those in Anambra is the same as those in Ilorin.

"Anywhere people are protesting, the demands must be the same. Or else, they will buy off a few people."

Nigeria Police Protest

People hold banners as they demonstrate on the street to protest against police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday, October 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Campaign to end police brutality, an organic leaderless movement

Demonstrations against police brutality have largely been organic, with protesters insisting that theirs is a leaderless movement.

Analysts say the leaderless campaign was a lesson from the past, specifically from the 2012 #OccupyNigeria protest that was reportedly hijacked by a group of individuals who were said to be leaders of the protest.

READ ALSO: Pro-Biafra Group Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Of IPOB Names This Politician As Being Behind Alausa Protesters' Attack

“The consensus among many was the unions sold out the #OccupyNigeria movement.

"Today’s protesters seem determined to learn from this lesson,” wrote Ayodeji Rotinwa, deputy editor of African Arguments in an article entitled, #SARSMUSTEND: The first seven days."

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