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Reminiscence on #EndSARS protests of 2020 in Nigeria

Author(s): Florence Orabueze, Victor O. Ukaogo, Ifeyinwa David-Ojukwu, Godstime Irene Eze, Chiamaka I. Orabueze

In: Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, Vol 13, No 1, 2021, pp. 1-15

This study of the #EndSARS protests that shook Nigeria in October and November 2020 considers how far they can be related to more violent acts of insurgency such as Boko Haram. The study adopts a historical framework and draws on qualitative and quantitative research methods to explore how endemic governmental corruption and 'the re-enslavement and recolonization' of citizens' by political leaders has led to youth rebellion. The authors conclude that protest and violent forms of revolt will not cease until the deep-seated causes are tackled.

See also: Oloyede, F. and A.A. Elega, (2019) 'Exploring Hashtag Activism in Nigeria. A Case of #EndSARS Campaign'. Conference Proceedings: 5th in Communication and Media Studies (CRPC 2018) Famagusta. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, pp. 1-7.