Christian Rap Community Reacts to Police Brutality in Nigeria #EndSARS #SARSMUSTEND
The Christian hip hop community has reacted to the recent killings of Nigerian youths by a unit of Nigerian police force called SARS – Special Anti Robbery Squad. This unit of the police force was created to combat armed robbery in each state but instead of protecting lives, they do otherwise. They have been perpetrating evil acts, detaining, exploiting, and killing innocent citizens of the country.
Since the protest started some days ago, thousands of youths from across different states in Nigeria have hit the streets to protest an end to that particular police unit.
A few days ago, the #EndSARS was the number one trending topic on twitter in Nigeria, UK, and even in the United States.
The protest has gotten more serious as citizens have started staging protests in other parts of the country. Earlier today we had protests from Nigerians in the UK and even in the United States.
In the middle of these happening, the Christian rap space has also voiced out and joined hands with millions of Nigerian youths protesting and demanding for their right to life.
Nigerian based artists like Protek, Angeloh, Limoblaze, Gaise Baba etc including Foreign based artists like KB, Guvna B, Wande, Shopè, S.O, and many more are one of those who have expressed dissatisfaction on the issue.
See few tweets below
I’m a Nigerian, I have never involved myself in a crime at whatsoever level but somehow I can always feel my heart skip several beats when I encounter members of the SARS on my way. We do not want a reform, we want you to #EndSARS #Prayerwalk
— God’s Favorite Baby (@Limoblaze) October 10, 2020
— Wande 🇳🇬 (@OMGitsWande) October 9, 2020
I be police pikin and SARS done beat me, pull gun on me, extort me, lock me up all because of nothing.
So really no one should keep quiet and allow this injustice continue.#EndSARS and reform the entire police force
— COUNTER CULTURE Album Out Now (@Protekniks) October 10, 2020
Many of my Nigerian friends have been hitting me up all day about #EndSARS. Im still Reading and learning more about the nature of the protest but I am glad to lend my support in the fight against injustice no matter where it’s found! Much love to my Nigerian fam
— KB (@KB_HGA) October 10, 2020
— GUVNA B (@GuvnaB) October 9, 2020
In addition, many Nigerian youths have shared their individual experience of the current SARS issue on this website.
Read them here