The Federal Government continues tagging #EndSARS campaigners as terrorists. This has led to the freezing of the accounts of some of the campaigners.
The Federal Government, through CBN, froze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS campaigners after telling a Federal High Court in Abuja that the funds in their accounts might have been linked to terrorist activities.
The Nigerian Bar Association said that blocking the accounts of #EndSARS protesters and tagging them terrorists was suspicious: “The timing looks very suspicious. The protests are lawful and the demands of the protesters and the concerns they expressed are genuine. What has happened shows that the protesters were right to insist that they were not going to leave the streets because over time, the government would promise something and do the opposite. This action of the CBN lends credence to the position taken by the youth. Even if the government is right, who will believe it at this time? The government makes it look like it is trying to silence people from talking about the ills of the society. Why does the government appear to be doing that? It tells us that the government may not be doing anything to ensure that the complaints are being addressed. It also tells us that that their original claims that they were standing with the youth were pretences. You cannot be standing with them and freeze their accounts. It does not work that way.”