EndSARS: Nigerian Youths Raise Money For Amputee Protester
Nigerian youths have set up a donation account for a disabled woman, Jane Obiene, who joined them in the nationwide protests against police brutality.
Jane Obiene, an amputee, joined Abuja peaceful protesters yesterday, October 17, with her crutches and walked all the way with the despite her inability to walk with the crutches.
Consequently, a Nigerian youth, Chinonso Egamba has set up an account for other Nigerians to donate, so that a prosthetic leg can be purchased for Jane to ease her movement.
Tushspot gathered that Jane lost her right leg in a road accident.
Despite her academic qualification, Jane has not been able to secure a job since 2013.
According to the request for donations, “We need to get Jane a prosthetic leg to help her move better and increase her chances of getting a job.”
The goal was to raise One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira (1,500,000) for the prosthetic leg. At the time of this report, One Million,Five Hundred and Thirty-Two Thousand, Two Hundred Naira (1,532,200) has been donated by Nigerian youths in less than 24-hours of creating the account.
A group of Nigerian young doctors have also volunteered to assemble the prosthetics free of charge.
Nigerian youths throught the #EndSARS have continued to protest police brutality in the country, and are calling for the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit of the police force.kost notorious for extortion and killing of young men and women.