Nigerians react to the arrest of Mrs Aishat Mohammed and others who allegedly flouted the curfew rules.
Many Nigerians on social media queried why the soldiers who arrested some of the women let go of two northern women and detained others.
Mrs Mohammed revealed that the soldiers released two ‘Hausa girls’ who spoke in their local dialect to them and detained the rest six.
The social media buzzed with criticisms against the soldiers who released two ladies from northern Nigeria, as many decried the tribal discrimination employed by the soldiers.
“These soldiers sent to Lagos are from other parts of the country, that’s why they are unsympathetic and they could shoot at innocent protesters”, one commentator said.
“This is a confirmation that some of those who killed and caused problems in the protest were not from Lagos”, another young Lagosian commented on Facebook, amongst other comments.
The mother of four said that she was on her way to Jakande Estate in Lagos to buy food ingredients in other to cook for her children when some soldiers stopped her and other passers-by. They were instructed to lay on the ground for not obeying the curfew.
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Mrs Mohammed of house number 32, Dorcas Street Alpha Beach disclosed they arrested eight of them and their mobile phones were taken away so they could contact their family members. She told news correspondent they detained for more than six days without food.
She revealed further that they were being punished for nothing and she was even hit on her leg with a gun-butt by one of the soldiers.
When the soldiers refused to release them, they resorted to prayer.
Their arrest was part of the police and soldier sting operation to quell the protest against police brutality that turned bloody as soldiers allegedly killed at least seven protesters.
The protest lasted for about two weeks with a viral hashtag #EndSARS.