UPDATE: On Sunday (Oct. 11), it was announced that Nigeria’s IGP (inspector general of police) dissolved the special police force. The government said a special presidential directive ordered the immediate dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars).
Now my people .. you see what our voices did...this is the beginning of a new Nigeria! Nigerian youths!! Know your rights and fight for it ! You deserve it. We all deserve it!!— Wizkid (@wizkidayo) October 11, 2020
Young Nigerians have been abused, extorted, raped and even killed by members of the rogue SARS (Special Anti Robbery Squad), a unit of the Nigerian police force charged with the responsibility of dealing with crimes associated with armed robbery, car snatching and crimes associated with firearms. For the last few years the Unit has moved away from their primary purpose and have become a thorn in the flesh on the Nigerian youths it was created to serve and protect. They have been accused of routinely committing the kind of crimes it was created to thwart.
With seemingly no end in sight to their barbaric activities, Nigerians have taken to social media and the streets to demand the Nigerian government puts an end to their overzealous killings. As their voices get louder the world is starting to pay attention and more celebrities world wide are using their platforms to join millions of Nigerians to demand an end to police brutality in the country. American singer Trey Songz took to Twitter to “speak out against what’s going on in Nigeria right now.”
“Their pleas to #EndSarsNow IS VERY REAL,” he wrote on Twitter. “I have so much love for my Nigerian fans and it’s so hurtful to hear whats happening.”
After doing a little research I would like to speak out against what’s going on in Nigeria right now. Their pleas to #EndSarsNow IS VERY REAL. I have so much love for my Nigerian fans and it’s so hurtful to hear whats happening.— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) October 10, 2020
“I just started reading up on this travesty taking place in Nigeria. If you have more info to dispense in the replies I’m all ears.”
World is fucked up & the people that are supposed to serve & protect are often the biggest problem smh. #EndSARS— #ZMWSP (@Nasty_CSA) October 10, 2020
Love to Nigeria, Nigerian roots!!! #EndSarsNow 🇳🇬— Sean Don (@BigSean) October 10, 2020
#EndSarsNow Word To 🇳🇬— Lil Baby (@lilbaby4PF) October 9, 2020
Prayers with Nigeria and all the youth wey dey fight for positive change. We dey together 🇳🇬 #EndSarsNow 🙏🏾— Heavy Hitta!!! (@KWESIARTHUR_) October 10, 2020
MUCH POWER TO THE NIGERIAN REVOLUTION ✊🏽— 𝐋𝐎𝐌𝐈 (@ELgh_) October 10, 2020
Praying 4 Nigeria 🙌🏾— Big Bagg (@MoneyBaggYo) October 9, 2020