Celebs are using their platform to raise awareness about SARS in Nigeria

Celebs are using their platform to raise awareness about SARS in Nigeria

Many celebrities are using their platform to speak out about the tragedies taking place across Nigeria right now, as SARS (the Special Anti Robbery Squad) stand accused of shooting and killing peaceful protestors (and wounding multiple others).

Celebs such as:

  • Burna Boy
  • Beyonce
  • Kevin Winter
  • Rihanna
  • Dimitrios Kambouris
  • Jason LaVeris
  • Naomi Campbell
  • Anthony Joshua
  • Odion Ighalo
  • Nicki Minaj
  • John Boyega

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Widespread protests began two weeks ago after a video circulated showing a man allegedly being badly beaten by SARS officers – those peacefully demonstrating say they’re hoping to bring change against police brutality, sparking the #EndSARS movement.

SARS were established in 1992 to tackle crimes such as robberies and those related to firearms, but have since been routinely accused of having controversial links to illegal activities, extrajudicial killings and episodes of torture.

Further footage of what appears to be police-inflicted violence in Nigeria is becoming increasingly widely shared and Amnesty International have said there’s “credible but disturbing evidence” security forces in Lagos (Nigeria’s biggest city) are responsible for fatally shooting protesters.

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