Protesters gathered around Nigerian house in London to express their anger at the killings of people from the South Eastern region of Nigeria.
On the 25th of June 2021, Nigerians were seen bursting into the streets of London carrying placards and protesting against the killings of Igbos back at home. They vented their anger on the current kidnappings, rape, murder and arson of Igbo persons.
Many of the protesters were seen dressed in mostly Igbo wears to convey the intensity of their grievances and as a representation of the people they were fighting for while they accused the security personnel who are supposed to be protecting Nigerian citizens of killing them instead.
They challenged the army and police to instead move to the North where assailants and perpetrators of kidnapping children were mostly staying.
BBC pidgin did a Facebook live coverage of the protesters as they moved from Trafalgar Square to Nigerian House, wearing face masks as they chanted and sang.
A woman who called herself Blessing and a media consultant said the killings has been so excessive in Nigeria that Nigerians abroad cannot stand the situation anymore. She demands that the government protects Nigerians according to the constitution.
The procession of the protest in London has been said to reportedly serve as an impediment to President Muhammadu Buhari travelling to London at the scheduled date with his flight postponed.
The current situation of Nigeria features a lot of kidnapping and victimization from Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen. Insecurities in the country has skyrocketed so much that residents of the country try as much as possible not to do interstate travels.
Of very recent, about 300 girls were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in the Northern region of Nigeria with no inkling of where they might have been taken. The United Nations children’s agency has expressed its bitterness as regards another mass kidnapping in Nigeria.