For about 48 hours now, the hashtag #EndSARS has been trending on social media. The hashtag is being used by many Nigerian youths as a way to seek for the end of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian police. Many are also using the hashtag to share some of their encounters with SARS officials. These stories talk about how the officers often extort, beat and sometimes kill their victims. One will think being a celeb, you source of income is known and shouldn’t have to experience SARS brutality, but that is not the case.
Olamide, Lil Kesh, Falz, Adekunle Gold and more celebs have all joined in on the campiagn, with some sharing their personal experiences with these men.
Rapper Lil Kesh says he has had his fair shair of SARS encounters and he’s now calling for the scrapping of SARS. Rapper, Baseone also shared how he has been harrased by SARS officials up to 7 times, and even slept in a cell for 2 days. Simi also shared how she had a gun pointed at her and her friends because the were laughing. See the tweets below: