The city of Lagos is familiar to me in an all-encompassing way that fills my nostrils and buzzes in my ears.
This was all before #EndSARS — a youth-led movement against extrajudicial policing by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and the broader structural issues plaguing Nigeria — started trending.
The list goes on — all forms of oppression exist on a time loop.
Now, over a month into the nationwide EndSARS protests, Nigeria is a pressure cooker of fear, anticipation and optimism.
While the Nigeria Police Force has made empty promises to dissolve SARS, it’s unclear what lies ahead for my country.