For those who haven't been following international news, on Tuesday 10.20.20, the Nigerian government sent military tanks to attack unarmed protestors at a sit-in in Lekki, an affluent suburb in Lagos, Nigeria. The irony is that the protestors were calling on the government to #endpolicebrutality.
While the death toll is unclear, social media accounts report several dozen dead or injured. As a Nigerian-made brand, we are deeply heartbroken. Never in a zillion years would I have imagined that any sector of the Nigerian government would think to commit such an attrocity. We believe deeply that #BlackLivesMatter
no matter where they are in the world and we continue to work towards creating a world where that is actually true. In the meantime, check on your Nigerian friends. We are not okay.