Nationwide protests demanding
proscription of the Federal Special Anti
Robbery Squad have gathered
momentum beyond Nigeria, with United States, the United Kingdom, South
Africa, and Canada.
The protest was also the most trended
issue on Friday globally, according to
Tweet by @BBCAfrica, as Nigerians
continued to demonstrate across the
country amid violent clashes.
EndSARS protest was reignited last
week following the shooting of a youth
reportedly in front of a hotel in Ughelli,
Delta State, in broad daylight by some
SARS operatives who drove away his
Lexus Jeep. The police have said the
youth didn’t die.
The Nigeria Police Force consequently
banned FSARS and other special tactical
squads from carrying out routine stop
A Nigerian British actor, John Boyega on Friday was among the international celebrities who lent their voices to the #EndSARS protests in Nigeria.
The star actor also announced on Twitter that an anti-SARS protest would
hold at the Nigeria High Commission in
London, the United Kingdom, on Sunday.
Boyega posted an illustration via his
handle, @JohnBoyega, showing
protesters carrying placards with the
EndPolice Brutality, and EndSARSProtest.”
As of 6pm on Friday, Boyega’s tweet had
attracted over 9,500 likes and 7,700
retweets as mfany Nigerians living in
London vowed to join in the protest.
The #EndSARS was also one of the most
trending topics on Twitter on Friday with
some Nigerians and non-Nigerians living
in the UK, the United States, South Africa,
and Canada, pledging to organise similar
protests to amplify support for the calls to
disband SARS a police unit accused of
serial human rights abuses.