Social media activist, Segun Awosanya, popularly known as Segalink, has said the #EndSARS protests in many locations across the country have been hijacked.

He described the hijackers as “known elements” in a series of tweets. However, he urged people with genuine interest to continue with the advocacy.

Segalink said in his tweets, “They never fought for you. They waited for the advocacy to mature and seek to sow discord just to take over the narrative for their hidden agenda. You know them. They care less if you live or die. Keep your eyes peeled. Focus on the Goal.

“Hustlers being controlled by the lust after money are playing games and throwing narratives around. Your rights to protest must never be commercialised for any agenda. Check the patterns and note the players while keeping your focus.

“The attempt to hijack the #EndSARS #ReformPoliceNG Movement by known elements who were against it from day one and had to be a part now for fame and earnings is not surprising. They felt they can demonise me and take ownership by force. But they’ll fail again as always.

“Special thanks to @SavvyRinu et all, who started the organic protest before the hijackers took it over. We shall overcome. #EndSARS #ReformPoliceNG,”

During the protest, there had been allegations that #EndSARS leaders wanted to compromise during a meeting with the political leaders including governors.

Activist, Aisha Yesufu, who said she was lured into the meeting, added that she would not have attended it in the first place if she knew the agenda.

“Let it be known that I, Aisha Yesufu is not interested in being in any committee. The streets are where I belong not the table. That’s my strength! Let those who are good at the table be put forth. We must always put our best foot forward!” she tweeted on Wednesday.