October 28, 2020
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Academy Award-winning Actress, Lupita Nyong’o has offered her suppose to the #EndSars movement and she called for the revaluation of police powers.

She said she wants an end to the violence and abuse of authority in Nigeria, her own country Kenya and the one in which she’s currently living, USA.

A girl carries placard reading “Special Ant-Robbery Squad (SARS) Kill, SARS Rape, SARS Extort, End SARS Now” on the road to a government house in continuation of an ongoing demonstration to call for the scrapping of the controversial police unit at Ikeja, on October 9, 2020. – Nigeria’s top police chief banned a controversial anti-robbery unit and other special agents from mounting roadblocks and carrying out stop-and-search operations over accusations of abuses. Inspector-General of Police Muhammed Adamu said the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other tactical squads must stop such operations “with immediate effect”. Adamu said the decision followed findings that “a few personnel” in undercover tactical squads have abused their position “to perpetrate all forms of illegality”. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP) (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images)

She wrote on Twitter ;

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.

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