Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale demand an end to police brutality as they join voices in the end SARS protest
Ghanaian industrial giants Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale have joined celebrities and youths in the West African country in calling for an end to police brutality.
The protest which began on Friday against the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit in the Nigeria Police Force.
Unlike other security outfits, SARS officials do not wear the usual police uniforms but they reportedly harass the public while discharging their duties across Nigeria.
After several injustices which include extortion and killings, youths are demanding a total ban of their operation, after previous efforts by the government to reform and reorganise the unit.
In a post by Stonebwoy to condemn the act of the police, he indicated that the act was a bad look for Africa and demanded an end to it.
He said police was supposed to be a friend to the people and enforce the law to ensure peace and stability not to engage in brutalities to put a nation into chaos.
“The Police They Say is Your Friend. Mandated To Enforce The Law so there’s Peace Love And Unity. Now To Have the Police Do Otherwise should be condemned. This is happening in so many other countries in africa to have it get to this level in nigeria Flag of Nigeria is a bad Look for AFRICA,” Stonebwoy said.
Meanwhile, Shatta Wale noted that the act of the police should not be condoned since it was breach to freedom and justice and demanded that the culprits should be brought to book.
“I have been following what’s happening to our people in Nigeria and as someone who believes in freedom and justice, the rise of the streets, I will like to say these things must stop Stop sign Police brutality anywhere is a threat to nation building #StopPoliceBrutality #EndSARS Flag of Nigeria Folded handsTwo hearts
Shatta Wale came from the street and I will stand for the street and vulnerable,” he said.
Shatta Wale called for unity and charged security personnel to protect life not to take life.
“The ghetto youth also deserves better. Enough of the killings. We must embrace ourselves and support one another. The Police is supposed to protect life but not to take life #StopPoliceBrutality,” he added.
The “END SARS” protest is gradually gaining ground as Cardi B, Lil Baby, Chance The Rapper, MoneyBagYo, John Boyega, footballers among others added their voice to the campaign.
Earlier this year, a Remo Stars defender Tiyamiyu Kazeem was shot dead by a SARS officer after an encounter in Ogun State, the South Western region of Nigeria.
Balogun and Ogu last Friday also joined their voices in saying “enough is enough” to the activities of the operatives.
“The reasons for the #EndSARSProtests have just come to my attention via very disturbing images & tweets. It is never good when those charged with protecting the citizens are now terrorising, extorting or even killing the same citizens. I support #EndSarsProtests #EndSars,” Balogun tweeted.