#BloodOnTheFlag: Nigerian Celebrities Are Tasking The Federal Government On Better Security For Nigerian Lives And Properties

Posted on July 02 2018 , at 03:35 pm
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Nigerian  celebrities and ordinary Nigerians online are currently posting graphic images of themselves in bloodied costumes in solidarity for the #BloodOnTheFlag and #EnoughIsEnough hashtags created to protest the series of calamities that have occurred in the country in recent times, especially in the last one week.

On Sunday 24 June, Nigerians woke up to hear of a bloody massacre of villagers in Barkin Ladi and other Local Government Areas in Plateau State. There were reports that over 200 persons were killed by suspected herdsmen. Just as people were still trying to fathom what was going on in the Plateau, fresh news of another crisis filtered into the airwaves as the border communities of Izzi and Yala in Ebonyi and Cross Rivers States resumed their decade-long clashes over farmlands located along their border lines. This time, the clashes claimed over 20 lives and lots of properties destroyed.

Also last Thursday, tragedy struck in Lagos as a fuel tanker fully loaded with PMS was involved in a fatal accident at the Otedola Bridge around Ojodu Berger. The tanker exploded into flames and the fire consumed over 50 cars with a reported official death toll of 9 with several others suffering various degrees of injuries. Eyewitnesses dispute these claims saying almost a hundred people died in the inferno just as they called on the Lagos State government to take preventive measures and stop fuel tankers from using certain routes to convey products, especially during times of busy traffic.

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Since after these unfortunate incidents occurred, Nigerians have become more vocal about the issues that affect the everyday Nigerian. From the incessant violent attacks by Boko Haram in the North East to the frequency of Farmers/Herdsmen Clashes in the middle belt and alleged cases of Police brutality in the South being credited to the Federal Special Ati Robbery Squad (FSARS), Many Nigerians feel the government is doing enough secure the lives and property of its citizens, an action which is supposed to be the primary responsibility of the Government.

So to lend their voices in creating more awareness about the plight of Nigerians, some Celebrities believe this non-violent approach is a creative compel the government to do more.  They make a video of themselves bleeding while crying for help on top of the Nigerian flag. The significance of this isn’t farfetched as it portrays a country which though enormously blessed in human and natural resources is soaked with the blood of innocent Nigerians who have met untimely deaths by these senseless killings and avoidable tragedies.

So far, Comedian Frank Donga, actresses, Ufuoma McDermott and Ifu Ennada and lost more have all shared their own videos on Instagram with the hope that these efforts will send the intended message to the government of the day.

These are some of the posts below:

 

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Another wonderful person I enjoyed working with 🙏😊 Regrann from @monicafriday1 – NIGERIANS ARISE AND JOIN THE MOVEMENT!!! YOU CAN RECORD A SHORT CLIP TO PASS YOUR MESSAGE💔💔💔 YES WE CAN . 🇳🇬 ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. HELP! ABEG! EJooo!!! I could be a victim!!!. #bloodontheflag #nigeriawecan #lendyourvoice #speakup #yourvoiceiayoyrfuture enoughisenough #enoughofthekillings #bloodontheflag #nigeriamustbegreatagain #wewantpeace #wewantprogress #help #help Cc @muhammadubuhari @osibanjovanguard @channelstelevision @bbcafrica @bbcnewspidgin @aljazeeraenglish @cnn @cnnafrica @reuters @nollywoodonline @nollybusiness @tatafonaija @onlyinnigeria @bellanaijaonline @instablog9ja @tundeednut @countdown.tv #nigeria #bloodonthflag #help #makeavideo #share #repost #wewantpeace – #regrann

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My name is Zzini Ekeh. Two years ago I lost my only brother to a failed system of government, he was shot. Two years later and the number of killings and dead bodies has trippled and is multiplying daily . The one very place that anyone should feel safe and secure has turned into a place of terror, OUR HOMES. We used to be proud to say OUR LAND IS GREEN, not anymore it has been soiled, defiled and desecrated with our BLOOD. My name is Zzini Ekeh, I could be a victim and so could you. Today I stand up and I say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH our lives matter. #bloodontheflag #enoughisenough @cnn @cnnafrica @aljazeeraenglish @bbcafrica @bbcnews @guardian @unitednations @channelstv_ent @reuters @foxnews @abcnews

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