Nigerian celebrities are taking motion in opposition to the brutality and extrajudicial killings carried out by Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) operatives.
That is coming after a video capturing the second SARS operatives allegedly killed a younger man in Delta State and made away together with his automobile hit the web.
This inhumane act stirred up nationwide outrage, with demonstrations throughout the nation.
Residents of the nation at the moment are demanding for the disbandment of the rogue police unit.
Standard indigenous rapper, Naira Marley had taken to Twitter to declare his intention to steer a peaceable protest on Monday.
Nevertheless, he backed down on the final minute and he had an interview with police spokesperson, DCP Frank Mba, who maintained that the particular unit of the Nigeria Police Drive can’t be terminated.
Mba, on Tuesday, mentioned that Drive is presently reforming the operations of SARS nationwide and he banned officers from partaking in routine patrols, stop-and-search, mounting of roadblocks and visitors checks.
The IGP additionally banned SARS operatives from looking out cell phones and laptops.
Nonetheless not glad with the transfer by the police, Nigerian youths hit the streets of their numbers to help different celebrities like Runtown, Falz, Tiwa Savage to march in opposition to police brutality and to demand for change on Thursday.
The youths have been noticed holding completely different placards and voicing their issues over the injustice being meted out on harmless residents.
Another celebrities additionally confirmed as much as the protests and so they urged their followers to additionally get entangled.
Others, who couldn’t be part of the protest, lent their voices by their social platforms as they raised consciousness on the nation’s present state.
Info Nigeria recollects Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nnaji penned an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari by which she urged him to order the police to face down.
Public figures, who selected to stay silent on the necessary challenge, obtained dragged by Nigerians on social media.
The protests have since gained extra help from worldwide celebrities corresponding to Large Sean, Trey Songz, and John Boyega.
Nigerians in diaspora are additionally doing their half by staging protests in opposition to police brutality at house.