Kanye West to FG: Answer Nigerians’ cries on #EndSARS
US rapper and presidential candidate , Kanye West, has appealed to the Federal Government to yield to the demands of youths protesting against police brutality and extortion in the country.
He said this in a tweet on Tuesday .
The singer said he stood with Nigerians , urging that police brutality should end in Nigeria .
“ I stand with my Nigerian brothers and sisters to end police brutality , the government must answer to the peoples ’ cries # EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria , ” he tweeted.
I stand with my Nigerian brothers and sisters to end police brutality , the government must answer to the peoples cries
— ye (@ kanyewest ) October 12 , 2020
Nigerians on Monday continued their protests to pressure the Federal Government to follow through on disbanding the Special Anti- Robbery Squad.
The Inspector General of Police , Adamu Muhammed , had on Sunday announced the dissolution of the FSARS in after widespread protest .
The protesters blocked highways in Lagos on Monday , demanding that the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd . ), addresses them.
Buhari on Monday insisted that “ disbanding of SARS is only the first step in our commitment to extensive police reforms ” .
“ The purpose of law enforcement and the purpose of policing is for the safety of lives and livelihood of Nigerians , ” he said.
But protesters in Lagos and Abuja vowed to keep up the pressure , saying previous pledges to disband the unit and punish officers responsible for abuses were not honoured.