In the midst of the ongoing nationwide protest against police brutality and killings, the EndSARS protesters have launched a helpline centre and an online radio platform named ‘soro soke’.
According to the protesters, the helpline dial code which has been launched is 01 700 1755.
A Twitter user, @fkabudu tweeted, ‘For the users, these are the prompt numbers: Press 1 for medical. Press 2 for legal. Press 3 for food and supplies. Press 4, 5, or 6 for mental health emergencies.’
To ensure coordination and smooth communication nationwide, the protesters also launched an online radio platform by the name ‘Soro Soke’.
The online radio, which has been made accessible via https://s4.radio.co/s99d55c85b/listen, has programmes and live reports of missing and found protesters and gives updates on the protests across the country.
The Yoruba phrase, ‘Soro Soke’, which translates as ‘Speak Up,’ has become a slogan for EndSARS protesters in the past few days.
Dele Momodu, Publisher of Ovations and Oby Ezekwesili, former Minister for Education, and some other prominent Nigerians, have shown support for the initiatives.
The former Minister of Education, tweeted by saying, ‘I heard our innovative young ones of the #EndSARS protests have just launched an online radio station? Wow! These ones na real Generation! #GenerationIncredibles.’