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#EndSARS: Nigerians React As Twitter Suspends Online Radio Account, Sorosoke

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Some Nigerians have expressed disappointment as Twitter suspended the handle of the recently created online protest radio “Soro Soke.”

Twitter suspends Online protest radio “Sorosoke”

They also called out to Twitter through their various tweets to Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter.

Jack has joined in lending his voice for an end to police brutality in Nigeria.

Additionally, the online radio account was set up by protesters to enable coordination of the protest.

The radio was meant to give timely updates through a  live podcast about the protest.

The development allows people can access information that they might not come across on social media.

Soro Soke online launch tweets

The online radio got its name from the popular slogan “Soro Soke,” which means ‘Speak Up.”

The slang has been for promoting the #EndSARS campaign on protest grounds and social media.

About radio account, “Soro Soke” 

Soro Soke serves as a synonym to the younger generation in lending their voice to police brutality in Nigeria.

Some of the issues include police brutality, extortion, bad governance, corruption, and intimidation.

The online radio, Soro Soke, has been clamouring for the five demands by the Nigerian youths.

Five demands of Nigerian youths

The live podcast is through the web platform Mixlr.

Additionally, the radio station pays tributes to victims of police brutality and killings.

Some of these include Tina Ezekwe, Kolade Johnson, Tiamiyu Kazeem, Jimoh Ishiaq, and Anthony Onome, who recently died from stab injuries during the protest.

People’s reactions

Many Nigerians took to the bird app requesting Twitter and Jack, the CEO, to restore the radio account’s handle.

They said that the account represents the voices of Nigerian youths brutalised by police.

The initial launch of the radio station received mixed reactions from people online.

Agbaje Naomi is a writer at Techuncode. At first, she wasn't so keen on tech. But over the past month, working with Techuncode has opened her to a whole new level of tech-smart. Naomi believes that writing is where you pour those raging thoughts about a subject. If Naomi is not writing she is probably watching a movie or looking for something productive to do.

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