On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, the Nigerian military shot at unarmed and peaceful protestors at the Lekki Toll in Lagos, Nigeria. We at Pearls of Wata have not received reliable information on the death toll. Social media accounts with whom we are strongly affiliated report at least 10 dead at this time.
We will keep updating the information we get from brothers and sisters in Nigeria. This fight for freedom in Nigeria is a microcosm of the fight other African nations and Black nations across the globe need to embark on. It is time to free ourselves of colonialism, empiricism, and this version of free market called capitalism that has also commodified the value of human life.
We are more than we appear.