#EndSars: 8 Very Important Safety Tips Every Protester Should Know

October 13, 2020

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After the tragedies of yesterday’s protest, safety is now a major issue for protesters. Since our government has decided that they won’t keep us safe, we have to look out for each other.

This article will highlight emergency contacts, first aid tips, and services to contact in case of an emergency. It’s a combination of expert advice and information from reputable companies.

Let’s begin:

1) The first most important thing you need to know.

Fear not. Please don’t stand by and watch people die. Something as little as first aid or calling an ambulance can make a difference.

2) First aid tips for gunshot wounds.

The difference between standing by while someone dies, and helping out before medics come may just be this thread:

3) In case the first one wasn’t clear enough, here’s another one.

Sadly, getting shot is part of our reality as protesters in Nigeria.

4) For first aid against tear gas, see below:

5) Also, for protection against tear gas:

6) Here are emergency contacts:

7) Here are Twitter hash tags for emergencies:

For legal and medical aid, use them.

8) Feeling overwhelmed? MANI dey for you.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative if it gets too much.

We hope you’ve learned a thing or two about how to unfuck yourself when the Nigerian government moves mad. Check back every weekday by 10am for more Zikoko Citizen explainers.

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