Lupita Nyong’o of Black Panther reacts to Lekki toll gate shootings, calls for an end to police brutality in Nigeria

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends the Calvin Klein Collection fashion show during New York Fashion Week on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

The Black Panther actress Lupita Nyong’o has lent her voice concerning the shooting of peaceful protesters at Lekki Toll Gate which claimed lives and left many injured.

She admonished the “woundings and murders of Nigerians in Lekki” and also called for an end to police brutality ravaging lives in Nigeria.

She wrote while sharing video of the #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate;

“I echo the declaration of the people in Nigeria to END POLICE BRUTALITY and the call for their lives to be valued by the leaders of their nation.

“Last week, the world saw this call answered with the wounding and murders of Nigerians in Lekki. I so badly want the end of this kind of violence and abuse of authority for Nigeria, for my own country, Kenya, and for the country I live in now, USA.

“It seems that this is the resounding battle cry of 2020 across the globe, to have police powers reevaluated, their organizations held accountable and systems rebuilt to serve the people. I support the fight against political interests that have no interest in the rights of the people. #EndSARS.”