The ‘#ENDSARS’ movement is a movement which started many years ago as a result of the brutality of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), of the Nigerian Police.
It made headlines all over social media and has over the years, become a recurring issue.
This recent wave of the protests has now become a global phenomenon with more and more people talking about it.
A number of notable Nigerians have, over time, lent their voices and their actions to the movement especially in its most recent wave, which seen many innocent lives lost.
Pastor Sam Adeyemi of the Daystar Christian Center is one of the notable Nigerian personalities who has shared his opinion on the issue. Others like him include Apostle Johnson Suleiman as well as gospel artists Frank Edwards, Freke Umoh and Tim Godfrey among others.
Jonathan McReynolds and Kirk Franklin have now aired their support through social media posts which are available below. Jonathan McReynolds said through his Instagram:
It’s not lost on me that a good number of you are from Nigeria, so when you hurt I see it.
Even when I don’t immediately know what’s going on. I see that the fight against abuse of power, against being treated like less than human, and against leaders’ choice to emphasize policing over just simply enhancing the lives of the most vulnerable, is happening over there too.
I can imagine you’re angry, afraid of what happens if you show that anger and afraid of what happens if you don’t.
You probably wonder if the world outside of your community even cares. Well I do. And your stories remind me of 2 Corinthians 5:4.
Fight for justice here, demand justice for the crushed, fight for God’s kingdom to be felt, seen, experienced and expanded here. But remember this is just not our home and there is a limit to what men and their nations will do.
You’re on my mind 🙏🏾🖤
Kirk Franklin also using his Instagram platform, said:
For over 20 years, Nigeria has stood with me, now I stand with you✊🏾. #endsarsnow
The protests are still ongoing and spreading across all media and platforms with more people speaking up. We will bring more updates as they occur.