Watch: Nigerian community in Malta protest peacefully against the killings in their country
The killing of young Nigerians by the Police in Nigria has sparked a peaceful protest by the Nigerian community in Malta, calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities and for the country to resume the path to peace.
Nigeria was overwhelmed by protests that began with a call to dismantle a police section, but when the President did so the protesters continued with the protests calling for reforms in the way the country is run.
The Nigerian community in Malta gathered at the entrance of Valletta to protest against what it called the brutal killing of young people in Nigeria.
The youths were killed after they allegedly took part in protests that began with a call to dismantle a specialized section of the Anti-theft Police, known as SARS. The protests have been going on for almost three weeks. So far at least 12 people have been killed. The Nigerian army is denying its involvement.
The President of the Nigerian Association in Malta, Patrick Umanah, said that in Malta there were about 3,000 Nigerians He said that half of them ended up with nothing but the clothes on their backs, due to the pandemic. The man praised the generosity of the Maltese whom he said have values that have completely faded in his country because the Nigerian Government is filled to the brim with corruption
Nigeria is home to 200 million people, and is among the richest countries on the African continent.
Here is what Nigerians living in Malta had to say about this: