It is no news that many Nigerians will today, Saturday, take to the streets in peaceful protests against bad governance, public corruption, other forms of maladministration and the worsening state of insecurity across the country.
Just like the October 2020 #EndSARS protests organized by some civil society organisations and activist with no specific leadership structure, another protest is set to hold at the same time across the different states of the federation including Lagos State, Nigeria’s Economic hub and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
As people prepare to make their voices and grievances heard, Nigerian comedian Mr Macaroni has shared with his fans on the microblogging platform that he has been receiving fresh threats from strange contacts.
Again, he has been advised by a number of people to stay indoors of which he has proof. He stated confidently that Nigeria deserves better and will not be perturbed by the threats.
I have received so many threats from strange contacts!! They have also sent different people to me telling me I must not step out!! I have everything on record!! I will not be a prisoner in my own country!! We deserve better!!!
Nigerians reacted to his outburst, some urged him to reveal the contacts and screenshots of the threatening messages he received. Newzandar News compiled a few below;
@OffiongEtimUmo1 wrote; “Is better to die in peace than to live in pains have being jobless for 1yr now. This week along have starve many days. A graduate with no livelihood, no hope and no means of survival. Am tired, since yesterday haven’t eaten.”
@Anifowosheism11 wrote: “I will be dropping this in every Nigerian tweet, we deserve a better Nigeria. I refuse to be useless since I can’t protest offline We would win this trust me Join me in the online protest Just Retweet aggressively and follow too. I will follow back ASAP.”
@euniceokwari wrote; “Post the numbers that threatened you Post screenshot of the messages you got Put On your location They can’t stop millions of you It’s our right to protest against bad government. #June12thProtest #June12thProtest #June12thProtest #KeepitOn“
Source; Newzandar News.com