Nigerian musician, Wizkid has joined an #EndSARS protest march on the streets of London.
This protest march was held today by Nigerians and other African nationals in London who want to throw their weight behind the young Nigerian protestors taking to the streets of Nigeria.
While at the protest, Wizkid addressed the crowd telling them that “don’t let anyone tell you you don’t have a voice.”
He said they have achieved their goal of protesting.
He said this in reference to the news that just came in about the Nigerian government immediately moving to dissolve SARS.
After days of protests by young Nigerians, the government decided to dissolve the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) with immediate effect.
This is another win for the protesting young Nigerians who are asking for nothing but a police institution that protects them rather than abuse them for being young, owning a car, using mobile phones, having dreadlocks and others.
A statement from the Nigerian government’s Twitter handle said the SARS has been dissolved and that all the current SARS officers will be redeployed to other police divisions.
“A new policing arrangement to address anticipated policing gaps the dissolution of SARS will cause is being worked on…,” the statement added.
The Nigerian Police Force further outlined 5 bullet points for the dissolution of SARS.
Among them is the setting up of Citizens and Strategic Stakeholders Forum that will advise police authority on issues affecting the general public and the setting up of an investigative team to look into all reports of police brutalities against citizens.
It is unclear whether what looks like a rebranding effort by the Nigerian government will satisfy the grieving protestors who are just fighting for a right to stay alive and safe in their own country.
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