US based Nigerian celebrities fired up #EndSARS protest in Washington DC
As the campaign against the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) intensifies, a popular US based Nigerian entertainer, MC Chaz, and another US based doctor and Nigerian celebrity Dr. Ikenna Ihim have lend their support for the protest.
Both posted on their social media platforms that they would be present and encouraged others to join them on Sunday, 12pm EST, October 18, 2020 at the Nigerian embassy in Washington DC. Hosted by @Rarolaetv.
On his Instagram, Mc Chaz stated “This is how it’s going down. The way I see Nigeria, these protests would be going on for a full year, A lot of things we have to END. If you’re my friend and want to show me, meet me on Sunday 12pm. All countries welcomed.” MC Chaz is not only popular for his entertainment, but also for his humanitarian comments. He made several viral commentaries to sooth the heart of Nigerians during the time of the South African xenophobia of Nigerians controversy.
On Dr. Ikenna Ihim’s Instagram, he noted that the brutality, assaults and criminalities by operatives of the Special Anti-robbery Squad was indeed worrisome. He stressed that the continuous brutality has birthed wide complaints and was amongst the basic reasons why he has decided to join the protest. He calls on the reform and restructuring of the Nigerian Police, especially it’s tactical units so as to ensure that federal government reacts adequately to the situation.
He however confirmed that unlike every other protest and ongoing campaigns against the brutality of SARS, his devotion and commitment to the #ENDSARS protest would not be compromised until the issue is addressed considerably. Dr. Ikenna Ihim therefore called on FG to consider restructuring of the Nigeria Police Force, so as to enable citizen’s confidence in the law enforcement agency.
Besides treating critical patients with COVID-19, Dr. Ikenna Ihim has also been on the frontline of several nationwide and global humanitarian interventions, including the Bill Gates and Melinda Gates COVID-19 pandemic Frontline Heroes initiative. He has also been engaged in actively hosting informative discussions and educating the public on development pathways for healthy living.