Nollywood actress Ada Ameh shared an emotional video to her Instagram account, pleading with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, and the governor of Lagos State, Babjide Sanwo-Olu, to end the violence in Nigeria so that she can bury her daughter.
“Good morning Mr President, good morning Sanwo-Olu, please I just want to beg. I am begging since in Nigeria they have said that we should not ask for anything nicely. People are protesting and they are killing them by sending soldiers. We have Boko Haram to deal with,” Adeh said, urging the government to turn their attention to the jihadist terrorist organization.
Sanwo-Olu had imposed a 24-hour curfew, including the closure of all Lagos schools. The government-mandated that only essential service providers and first responders were permitted to roam the streets.
Protestors met up in Lekki, and demonstrators sand the national anthem, staging sit-ins, and praying. There were scores or reports, backed up by footage shared to social media, of soldiers firing at protestors, killing several civilians with many more wounded.
The government has only reported one death, despite evidence to the contrary.
Ameh wants the violence to stop.
“Please, I just lost my daughter two days ago. Mr President, I beg you in the name of God almighty. My daughter died in Abuja after surgery,” she said. “Sanwo-Olu, I am begging you in the name of God, you people should take the soldiers away and answer Nigerians. Stop these meaningless killings and let me go and bury my daughter in peace. I beg you in the name of God. I am begging you people; you people should just answer Nigerians and stop killing innocent souls. Let me have the chance to bury my daughter in peace, please. Wicked souls, God will judge all of you.”