Popular Nigerian singer, Wizkid, has join protesters in London to fight against the dreaded police formation, Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS or FSARS) in Nigeria.
Star Boy’s recent appearance adds to the many celebrity forces who jumped on the thread to send a message to Nigerian government to put an end to Police brutality in the country.
The SARS, a police unit, has been accused of extortion, intimidation, harassment and murder of many young Nigerians.
Netbuzz Africa has reported on the protests during which at least one protester has been killed.
The slain protester, Jimoh Isiaka, was among the scores of protesters in Ogbomoso, the Oyo State capital, on Saturday.
Speaking at the gathering of hundreds in London, Wizkid re-echoed that Nigerians have a collective voice for change that should not be taken for granted.
“On my way here, the IGP in Nigeria has disbanded SARS”
“So Nigerian youth don’t let anyone tell you, you don’t have a voice. We all have a voice”
“We have achieved our goal and this is the just the beginning…”
In a recent twitter exchange, the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie, described Wizkid as a dumb kid for calling the President, Buhari, to address the rampant police brutalities in the country.
Onochie described Wizkid as being ignorant, insensitive and behaving like a kid for attacking the president over SARS brutalities.
However, Wizkid responding to Onochie telling her to be ashamed of herself for making such utterance.
According to him, he has the right to demand for better governance as a father no matter his age.
Wizkid on his Twitter page wrote: “Lol, a 77-year-old man is not young ma. You are a woman and a mother and kids are getting killed by police/SARS and this is all you have to say? Shame on you!! Shame on you!!
So far, the likes of Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Davido, Mr Eazi, Cuppy, Don Jazzy and many other Nigerian celebrities are fighting for police reforms to combat the current Police brutalities in the West African country.
Watch his brief speech after Nigeria’s IGP dissolved SARS below.