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#EndSARS Report: Over 100,000 Nigerians Sign Petition To Arrest, Imprison Buhari

No fewer than 100, 000 Nigerians have signed a petition seeking to have President Muhammadu Buhari arrested, tried and imprisoned for crimes against humanity, following the report of the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry on EndSARS.

The petition which was filed by the former Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri on social media directed the International Criminal Court (ICC) to arraign President Buhari-led government over the #EndSARS massacre on October 20, 2020, at Lekki Toll Gate.

The petition was filed on November 17, 2021, and reached 50,000 signatures within 48 hours. Then it was hacked by unknown hackers on the evening of November 19, 2021, just as it reached 80,000 signatures.

Omokri announced this following recovery of the platform which was hacked by hackers, who are, according to him, paid by the Presidency.

However, following direct consultations between Omokri and those running the platform, the petition was restored to its original language and restored on Friday, November 26, 2021, and less than 24 hours after it was restored, it hit 100,000 signatures and counting.

At 100,000 signatures in 96 hours (the time when it was hacked is not counted), the petition is the first petition of Nigerian origin to hit that number in that time frame, showing the support of the Nigerian public to make Buhari pay for the heinous murder of young Nigerians murdered on October 20, 2020, as Buhari feared EndSARS would lead to his overthrow.