Barbadian singer, Rihanna Fenty, has lent her voice to the ongoing #EndSARS protests in Nigeria.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Rihanna said she couldn’t bear to see the torture and brutality that has continued to occur not only in Nigeria but also across the world.
“I can’t bear to see this torture and brutalization that is continuing to affect nations across our planet. It is such a betrayal to the citizens, the very people put in place to protect are the ones we are most afraid of being murdered by. My heart is broken for Nigeria. It is unbearable to watch,” she wrote.
The singer, however, saluted Nigerians for their courage despite the tough times.
“I’m so proud of your strength and for not letting up on the fight for what is right. #EndSARS,” she added.
Her comments come hours after soldiers shot at #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate Area of Lagos State.
The incident happened at about 7:00 pm.
According to one of the protesters who was still at the scene of the incident at about 10:30 pm, they were protesting peacefully when the armed security operatives came and opened fire at them.
“We were protesting peacefully after comedian, AY addressed us. There was nothing, we were still protesting peacefully. Then immediately, the street lights went off,” he told Channels TV on the News @ 10.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) October 20, 2020
Source: Channels Television