Since the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria endorsed the search of its citizens who are suspected to be involved in a fraudulent act, both Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and the Nigerian Police Force have used it as an opportunity to harass and even end the lives of innocent youths in the country.
This has led to the online protest, #endsars , which has been trending on all social media platforms, calling on the Government to put an end to SARS and Police brutality. Top Nigerian celebrities have also taken to their various social media pages to react to the killings of the innocent Nigerian citizens, especially the youths.
Here are few Nigerian celebrities that have joined the protest #endsars #endpolicebrutality
Wizkid took to his twitter account, responding to a post made by the Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
“The safety of our residents is my number one duty as the CSO of Lagos. So, reading reports of seemingly unlawful exploitation by the people charged to protect is very worrying & needs to be addressed immediately. Be assured that appropriate actions will be taken, & speedily too.”
Wizkid, responding to the Governor’s tweet, said
“Mr. Governor! I met with you in December 2019! You expressed how proud you are of the entertainment industry and all we do. Pls, do something let’s be proud of you too abeg! #Endsars!!”
Donjazzy also reacted to the killings of Nigerian youth by SARS and Police force saying
“They are doing more of killing us than protecting us. You have lost control of your men. Take these touts in uniforms off our streets. #EndSarsNow”
Davido also joined in, replying to tweets addressed to him. In his words
“Simple… my colleagues I Dey game to come together whichever way and with no matter who…”
Olamide also voiced out in a couple of tweets, addressing the fact that now is not the time to point fingers at who is protesting and who is not.