Rapper and singer Melissa Viviane Jefferson, known professionally as Lizzo, has raised her voice against the police brutality in Nigeria by using her large social media platform.
Demonstrations have been continuing in Nigeria. An important development took place in the protests that started about 2 weeks ago for the dissolution of the Sars unit inside the police.
As we all know, despite Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s shutting down the Sars unit on October 11, the protestors have continued to raise awareness against police violence. The demonstrators who do not leave the streets of Nigeria are demanding new reforms from the government.
As the protests continued, the protesters were further angered by the police’s fire on demonstrators in Lagos, the country’s largest city. According to the testimony of eyewitnesses, it is known that at least 20 were killed and 50 injured.
Thereupon, Lizzo took to Instagram to share a reliable source about the protests in Nigeria. She received a message from an unidentified Instagram user and shared the screenshot of the conversation in DM. She also uploaded some useful information about the protests.
Lizzo shared her knowledge of what actually happened in Nigeria, saying that police violence is happening all over the world.
Here’s what Lizzo said:
“Police brutality is happening all over the world. We need to rethink law enforcement and the people who enforce it. Here’s more info if you, like me, were unsure of what’s happening in Nigeria. Check the #endsars hashtag for more ways to help. #endpolicebrutality”
See the Instagram post below.