The movement to put an end to police brutality in Nigeria is gaining momentum locally and internationally.
American Entertainers Trey Songz, Big Sean,Chance Tha Rapper,Estelle, international football stars, and celebrities back home like Don Jazzy, Burna Boy, Toyin Abraham…and now President Buhari’s daughter Zahra Buhari Indimi, and Vice President Osinbajo’s daughter Kiki Osinbajo have thrown their weights behind the campaign.
Zahra Buhari-Indimi posted a clenched fist on her Instagram status with the #EndPoliceBrutality hashtag.
Osinbajo’s daughter, Kiki Osinbajo, posted the same photo on Instagram with the caption: “Police Brutality Must End Now… #EndPoliceBrutality #EndSARS.”
In a series of tweets on Saturday Trey Songz said he is hurt to hear about what is happening in Nigeria.
“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 what’s happening.
“Police brutality here in America often is an abuse of power-driven by race. To be brutalized, extorted and murdered by your own people is unimaginable. Prayers up and I’m researching ways I can help. #EndSARS”
The ongoing protests against the high handedness of the Special Anti Robbery Squad SARS officials which has led to the death,torture,abduction and extortion of Nigerians, may prove to be a turning point in the issue of police reforms in Nigeria.