Nigerians have begun to react to the call for a nationwide protest on the 12th of June against the President Buhari-led administration by former Presidential Candidate and Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore.
This call came a day after Omoyele Sowore was shot in the leg by a female officer at the Unity Fountain, Abuja while he was attending a rally that was supposed to prepare the ground for the June 12 nationwide protest.
In a Twitter post on Tuesday, Omoyele Sowore said, “Good morning oppressed citizens! We urge you to please join us nationwide/worldwide to engage in massive street action on June 12, 2021. #June12Protest #BuhariMustGo #Revolutionnow”
This tweet led to a ripple of tweets from various Nigerians, topping the Twitter trends map with over 28,000 tweets – #June12Protest.
While some Nigerians in solidarity with the protest called for series of mass action across the country to register their displeasure about the country’s state of insecurity, many other Nigerians advised that a “sit-at-home” order will be a better option than hitting the streets and blocking highways especially amid the present state of insecurity.