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#ENDSARS Protesters Crowdfund To Support Fearless Protester

On October 17, Ms Jane Obiene joined hundreds of protesters in Nigeriaā€™s capital city, Abuja with crutches, despite persistent attacks against protesters by security forces and hired thugs.

Ms Obiene joined the protesters walking for miles to demand an end to police brutality in Nigeria.

Jonathan Odoba in a tweet called her his hero of the day.

“My hero for today was this lady. She walked all through the protest #Endsars.”

Jonathan’s tweet has gained over 33,000 likes and 27,000 retweets.

Protesters have continued to show admiration for her passion and courage, despite her disability.

A Twitter user called Doctor Aproko shared a crowding funding account to support her with a prosthetic leg.

“This is Jane, She’s been unemployed since 2013 partly because of her disability, she came out in the #EndSARS protests, and we need to help.

Please click the link below to donate to this, if you can’t donate, please RT, someone might see it on your TL”

At the time of filing this report, crowdfunding on behalf of Obiene has raised over 2 million Naira.

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Murtala Abdullahi

Abdullahi Murtala is a researcher and reporter. His expertise is in conflict reporting, climate and environmental justice, and charting the security trends in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. He founded the Goro Initiative and contributes to dialogues, publications and think-tanks that report on climate change and human security. He tweets via @murtalaibin

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