Activist Aisha Yesufu declares revolutionary times amidst looting in Abuja

Social critic and prominent human rights activist Aisha Yesufu has declared the beginning of a "revolutionary" period in Nigeria following recent incidents of looting and unrest in the country.

ABUJA, Nigeria – Social critic and prominent human rights activist Aisha Yesufu has declared the beginning of a “revolutionary” period in Nigeria following recent incidents of looting and unrest in the country.

Yesufu’s remarks come in the wake of an attack on a truck carrying food items by residents in the Dei-Dei area of Abuja on Monday morning.

This incident adds to a series of looting events, including the plundering of a warehouse and truck carrying food items over the weekend in the nation’s capital.

In a statement shared via her social media platform, Yesufu expressed her observation of the escalating unrest, indicating that the people’s frustrations are manifesting in acts of violence and looting.

“When they are done attacking trucks, they will start with warehouses and shops then estates and houses. The revolution has started,” she wrote, pointing to a potential escalation in social upheaval.

The recent wave of looting and unrest in Abuja underscores the prevailing economic hardship across Nigeria, with citizens grappling with rising inflation and widespread poverty.

Nigeria’s president-elect, Bola Tinubu sleeping at a public event on governance matters.
FILE PHOTO: Nigeria’s president-elect, Bola Tinubu sleeping at a public event on governance matters.

Over the weekend, residents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) reportedly looted a warehouse believed to be owned by the National Emergency Management Agency of Nigeria (NEMA), seizing foodstuffs and other essential items in response to the challenging economic conditions.

The incidents of looting highlight the growing discontent among Nigerians and their frustration with the government’s perceived inability to address their socio-economic concerns.

As the situation unfolds, activists like Aisha Yesufu are drawing attention to the underlying grievances fueling the unrest and calling for urgent action to address the root causes of discontent in order to avert further escalation of tensions.

With uncertainty looming over the nation’s future, there is a pressing need for constructive dialogue and concerted efforts by all stakeholders to address the systemic issues driving social unrest and economic instability in Nigeria.

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