Some Nigerians have expressed disappointment as Twitter suspended the handle of the recently created online protest radio “Soro Soke.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
@Twitter and @jack have suspended @Sorosoke247 handle. @AishaYesufu help us talk senses to them. The twitter handle is used by sorosoke podcast to gather and disseminate information regarding #EndSARS
— Shitta Bey of Lagos (@talkrasac) October 18, 2020
Please let's help them fix this. Retweet for Awareness!@jack please fix this for us.
— Samson Afolabi (@samsonafo) October 18, 2020
The initial launch of the radio station received mixed reactions from people online.
I heard our innovative young ones of the #EndSARS protests have just launched an online radio station?
These ones na real 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Generation! #GenerationIncredibles.
Now I can relate to the kind of Joy that made Baby John leap in the womb of Elizabeth in Luke1v41😁
— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) October 18, 2020
Even though I'm 💯 % supportive of the #EndSARS protest, am not in support of it newly launched RADIO STATION with the name SORO SOKE , it make the whole tin looks like a Yoruba agenda rather than a collective one. Pls rename it as ENDSARS RADIO. My opinion.
— JMY (@JYauka) October 18, 2020