A week ago, Nigerian youths started the #endsars movement on Twitter which culminated into active protests since last week till date.
SARS which stands for Special anti robbery squad is charged with the responsibility of combating robbery and armed robbery but according to Nigerian youths who have had horrible encounters with these officials have over the years been harassed, extorted and killed by these officials who profile them “Yahoo boys” .
Many Nigerian gospel celebrities took to their platform to condemn the violent act of SARS and police brutality. Ada, Samie okposo, Sonnie Badu, Jo deep have been tweeting aggressively and standing up against the dastardly act. One remarkable noble act that you’d love to see is the prayer walk organized by “okay” crooner, Limoblaze.
This act has gained both national and international recognition as notable and renown gospel artistes have lent their voice to support a just cause. One is Kirk Franklin.
The “love theory” crooner in an Instagram post clearly expressed his stand with the Nigeria youths on the issue at hand. He posted a picture on Instagram of a protestor with a placard that read:”police is stealing from the youth” with the caption ” for over 20 years, Nigeria has stood with me, now I stand with you. #endsars. Well meaning Nigerians took to Franklin’s comment section to lavish praise and thanks on the singer.
News of the Nationwide protest have spread like wildfire and has drawn the attention of international acts; Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford, P Diddy and others who have publicly declared they are solidly behind Nigerian youths via series of tweets and hashtags.
Although the inspector general of the Nigerian police force has disbanded SARS, the proposed reform doesn’t sit well with Nigerians who fiercely demand that the force absolutely end the squad and not re-brand it.
Watch #PrayerWalk Lagos below;