Popular American rapper, Nicki Minaj, has joined the growing list of stars rallying around the End SARS protest.
Nigerians have been protesting against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit of the Nigeria Police Force, after a video emerged of officers allegedly killing a man. The hashtag EndSARS began trending worldwide as protests continue across the West African country. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced that SARS will be disbanded, but the violence has escalated in recent days.
Minaj described the killing as senseless while assuring Nigerian youths that their voices are heard.
“Standing with & praying for the brave young people of Nigeria who are on the front lines of this senseless violence. Your voice is being heard. 🇳🇬 #EndSARS,” wrote the new mom.
On Tuesday night, Nigerian security forces opened fire on protesters in Lagos, killing several people as the government sought to end two weeks of marches against police brutality.
Nigeria Defender also reported that global superstars including Beyonce, Rihanna, Diddy, Kanye West, Cardi B have all lend their voices to the End SARS protest.