The #EndSARS protest which most Nigerian youths took to the streets to protest against police brutality and bad governance in the country turned bloodier when some military men started shooting into peaceful protesters at the Lekki Tollgate last Tuesday leaving many dead and several others injured.
Some high profile personalities who was following events going on in the country shared their thoughts about the whole #EndSARS protest with most of them condemning the shootings at the Lekki Tollgate.
Here are some of the high personalities and their posts about the whole event;
US Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden:
I urge President Buhari and the Nigerian military to cease the violent crackdown on protesters in Nigeria, which has already resulted in several deaths. My heart goes out to all those who have lost a loved one in the violence.
The United States must stand with Nigerians who are peacefully demonstrating for police reform and seeking an end to corruption in their democracy. I encourage the government to engage in a good-faith dialogue with civil society to address these long-standing grievances and work together for a more just and inclusive Nigeria.”
Former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton:
I’m calling on @mbuhari and the @hqnigerianarmy to stop killing young #EndSARS protesters.
Singer and global icon Beyonce:
I am heartbroken to see the senseless brutality taking place in Nigeria. There has to be an end to SARS.”
Hollywood singer and actress Rihanna:
I can’t bear (sic) to see the torture and brutalisation that is continuing to affect nations across our planet. It’s such a betrayal to the citizens, the very people put in place to protect are the one we are most afraid of being murdered by! My heart is broken for Nigeria man! It is unbearable to watch. I am so proud of your strength and not letting up on the fight for what’s right.#EndSARS.”
Female Hip Hop rapper Nikki Minaj:
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.”
Former England and Manchester United Star Rio Ferdinand retweeting a post by Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo:
Sending my love to everyone in Nigeria
South African Hip Hop star Cassper Nyovest:
Please create awareness and pray for Nigeria with the fight to #EndSARS , South Africa for the #AmINext movement for women and children are not safe & Congo for #CongoIsBleeding 🧎🏾. Africa is a bloodbath. It is really scary and our leaders have failed us.”
American rapper Chance The Rapper:
There is a massacre happening in Lekki. Firing squads mass murdering young people in Nigeria. The world needs to engage #endSARS”
Hollywood actress Kelly Washington:
#EndSARS 🏾 my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Nigeria. Here is how you can help.
Pop singer Alicia Keys:
My love goes out to #Nigeria #America and everywhere in the world that is fighting to change the systems designed to oppress! #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutality
“Don’t give up, Stay hopeful, We are needed, You light is needed, Your love is needed, We are who we need…”
Actress Jada Smith;
The senseless brutality in Nigeria has me completely heartbroken. There has to change. #EndSARS #PrayForNigeria 🏽🖤”