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#EndSARS: Jumia shuts down website to mourn victims of police brutality

#EndSARS: Jumia shuts down website to mourn victims of police brutality
October 22
14:46 2020

Jumia, e-commerce platform, has shut down its website to mourn victims of the #EndSARS protests across the country.

Young Nigerians took to the streets to protest against the special-anti robbery squad (SARS) of the police force, with fatalities recorded in states such as Lagos, Oyo, and Delta.

The demand of protesters include a total reform of the Nigerian police and justice for victims of police brutality.

Jumia, in a statement on its website, appealed to its customers and sellers to join in honouring the people who have died, assuring that operations would resume after the curfew.

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“With sadness and heavy hearts, it is our wish to honour those who have died in the course of these protests, with an online midnight to dawn curfew on Jumia site starting at midnight 22-10-2020 and ending at 8am, 23-10-2020,” the statement said.

“We ask all our customers, sellers, partners and stakeholders to join us as we use this medium to express our sorrow. We will resume our operations at the end of the curfew and continue serving our customers and sellers.

“It is our prayer that the unfortunate events of the past days will strengthen our commitment to work together as one people and one nation bound in freedom, peace and unity.”

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