In light of the recurrent issue of police brutality in Nigeria, there have been widespread protests across Nigeria and even globally, with the hashtags “ENDSARS” and “SARSMustEnd”.
The protests, which initially started as an online movement years ago but had continued to occur after the issue was hardly addressed properly by the country’s leaders.
The protests picked up steam again when there was an increase in the spate of extrajudicial killings, robbery, kidnapping and other crimes being perpetrated by members of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), and the youths decided they had had enough.
There have been physical peaceful demonstrations all across Nigeria by the youths as well as Nigerian diaspora citizens and concerned members of the international community.
Yesterday, gospel artists Onos Ariyo and Sammie Okposo joined in the peaceful demonstration at the Lekki Toll Gate, on the island of Lagos. They joined colleagues Frank Edwards and Tim Godfrey who were already on hand as per the peaceful protests.
Sammie Okposo posted on his Instagram, saying :
Went to the end Sars movement peaceful protest in Lekki phase 1 Lagos Nigeria yesterday Tues oct 13th 2020 as I was walking around exchanging pleasantries I was called to address the people so i decided to lead the people in worship first I also led the people in singing the 2nd verse of our national anthem as a prayer and make positive declarations for Nigeria
I met my sister @onos there so I invited her to join me
We have a voice and we are speaking revival is here transformation is here
We commend our Christian celebrities and public figures for banding together with the Nigerian youths to fight the cancer of Police brutality in Nigeria. By the grace and mercies of God, we shall overcome. AMEN!