JUST IN: For Ten Years, I Could Not Travel Through The Airport, I Had To Travel Through The Bush -Femi Falana - Reportgist

JUST IN: For Ten Years, I Could Not Travel Through The Airport, I Had To Travel Through The Bush -Femi Falana

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Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, recently shared the formidable challenges he encountered during the struggle for the restoration of democracy in Nigeria.>>>CONTINUE FULL READING HERE

In a video shared by Channels TV, Falana recounted his experiences of being repeatedly jailed and accused of severe crimes by the military government, highlighting the personal sacrifices he made for the country’s democratic progress.

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Falana disclosed that he faced numerous imprisonments and was charged with serious offenses such as treasonable felony during the military regime. Despite these accusations, he was never found guilty. His experiences underscore the harsh realities faced by those who opposed military rule and fought for democratic principles in Nigeria.

For a decade, from 1987 to 1997, Falana was unable to travel through regular airports due to the government’s scrutiny and restrictions. Instead, he was forced to navigate through alternative routes, traveling through the bush to avoid detection. This method of travel was a testament to the lengths to which pro-democracy activists had to go to continue their efforts against the oppressive regime.

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Falana explained that this clandestine travel route was initially referred to as the “alternative route” but was later renamed the “NADECO route.” This name honored the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), a prominent pro-democracy group that vehemently opposed the military dictatorship. The renaming signified the collective struggle and resilience of those who fought for democracy.

Hear him: “For ten years I could not travel through the airport, I had to travel through the bush. We called it the alternative route which people later called NADECO Route. We have been going through that route since 1987 whereas NADECO was formed in 1994.”>>>CONTINUE FULL READING HERE

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