Nigerian celebrities are taking action against the brutality and extrajudicial killings carried out by Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives.
This is coming after a video capturing the moment SARS operatives allegedly killed a young man in Delta State and made away with his car hit the internet.
This inhumane act stirred up national outrage, with demonstrations across the country.
Citizens of the country are now demanding for the disbandment of the rogue police unit.
Popular indigenous rapper, Naira Marley had taken to Twitter to declare his intention to lead a peaceful protest on Monday.
However, he backed down at the last minute and he had an interview with police spokesperson, DCP Frank Mba, who maintained that the special unit of the Nigeria Police Force cannot be terminated.
Mba, on Tuesday, said that Force is currently reforming the operations of SARS nationwide and he banned officers from engaging in routine patrols, stop-and-search, mounting of roadblocks and traffic checks.
The IGP also banned SARS operatives from searching mobile phones and laptops.
Still not satisfied with the move by the police, Nigerian youths hit the streets in their numbers to support other celebrities like Runtown, Falz, Tiwa Savage to march against police brutality and to demand for change on Thursday.
The youths were spotted holding different placards and voicing their concerns over the injustice being meted out on innocent citizens.
Some other celebrities also showed up to the protests and they urged their fans to also get involved.
Others, who couldn’t join the protest, lent their voices through their social platforms as they raised awareness on the country’s current state.
Information Nigeria recalls Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nnaji penned an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari in which she urged him to order the police to stand down.
Public figures, who chose to remain silent on the important issue, got dragged by Nigerians on social media.
The protests have since gained more support from international celebrities such as Big Sean, Trey Songz, and John Boyega.
Nigerians in diaspora are also doing their part by staging protests against police brutality at home.
Popular Actress Ada Ameh Mourns As She Loses Her Daughter
Popular Nigerian actress, Ada Ameh was thrown into a state of mourning following the loss of her daughter, Aladi Godgifts Ameh.
Ameh broke the sad news via her Instagram page on Tuesday.
The film star revealed her daughter passed away in the early hours of Tuesday.
Sharing a photo of her daughter, she wrote;
“Fams!!! My lovely people . Pray for me
My beautiful darling Child choose to go and be with the Lord early hours of today.
Aladi Godgifts Ameh
@lalas_touch why did you choose to leave me now? Ladi how you want make i do na?
I will be strong !! GOD Has to help me.”
See her post below:
BBNaija’s TolaniBaj Celebrates 28th Birthday With Lovely Photos
Former BBNaija season 5 housemate, Tolani Shobajo alias TolaniBaj shared a couple of lovely photos as she turned 28-years-old on Tuesday.
The reality TV star showed off a huge cheque of 1 million naira which she received.
The content creator, who was born in the United States on October 20, 1992, penned a brief birthday message to herself which reads;
May all your wishes come tru”
The reality TV star moved back to Nigeria in 2018 after finishing her studies overseas.
TolaniBaj rose to fame when she joined the highly-coveted reality TV show, Big Brother Naija.
Some of the ex-housemates took out time to wish the ebony queen a happy birthday.
See screenshots below:
#EndSARS: Toke Makinwa Reacts To Lagos Curfew
Popular OAP, Toke Makinwa, has reacted to the Lagos state curfew imposed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The media personality believes it is not a sensible action to take.
Her reason is that power will be given back to the police whom the protesters have been fighting against, adding that the government is operating a sick system.
Taking to Twitter, she writes:
“The government, the sick system, how can you announce a curfew when people are already out? What happens to those who can’t get home before 4? You’ll give power back to the police we are fighting against? Make it make sense #EndSARS”
See her tweet below:
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