Burna Boy joins #EndSARS Protest
Burna Boy finally joined the end sars protest after huge pressure from his fans
The nationwide protest against excesses of men and officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), an arm
of the Nigeria Police, on Saturday, reached a tipping point, when youths in their hundreds besieged the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
Burna Boy stated on Saturday amid knocks from Nigerian youths who had expressed disappointment over the musician’s silence.
The self-acclaimed African giant said the protest should not be about him but deeper issues.
He wrote, “I have taken the past week to gather my thoughts. I usually respond to these matters with my emotions and frustrations. This time I have chosen to ignore the attempts; well-meaning or derogatory to draw me out. This is not and should not be about me. It is about a fundamental problem that affects us all Nigerians, as Africans, and as human beings.
“The state of our country, Nigeria, is tricky; it has been from before I was born. My greatest concern in all of this is that SARS will end now as it allegedly has several times in the past (I recall giving calls to end SARS during my USA tour in April 2019 and morph into a different entity down the line with a different form or a different name. In my opinion, abolishing the unit is a definite first step but we cannot afford to stop there.”
On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari met with the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, and urged him to address issues raised by protesting Nigerians against SARS.
At the Force Headquarters on Saturday, there was pandemonium. Protesters shut down Force Headquarters and demanded to see the IGP, Adamu.
The protesters vowed not to leave the premises of the building, saying they were ready to pass a night until IGP addressed them.
A senior police officer who came out to address the crowd was interrupted as they demanded the presence of the police boss.