#EndSARS : “Stay Strong” – Arsenal Football Club sends a message to Nigerians
North London football club, Arsenal, has sent a sympathetic Nigerians who are living in these trying times amid the #EndSars protests.
The club noted that they have seen everything happening in the country and they urged everyone in the country to remain strong through it all.
A Nigerian youth seen waving the Nigerian national flag in support of the ongoing protest against the unjust brutality of The Nigerian Police Force Unit named Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Lagos on October 13, 2020. – Nigerians took to the streets once again on October 13, 2020, in several cities for fresh protests against police brutality, bringing key roads to a standstill in economic hub Lagos.
Demonstrations organised on social media erupted earlier this month calling for the abolition of a notorious police unit accused of unlawful arrests, torture and extra-judicial killings.
The government gave in to the demand on October 11, 2020, announcing that the federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) was being disbanded in a rare concession to people power in Africa’s most populous nation. (Photo by Benson Ibeabuchi / AFP) (Photo by BENSON IBEABUCHI/AFP via Getty Images)
The message reads ;
“To our Nigerian fans, We see you, we hear you, we feel you. We have read our replies, we have seen the footage. We cannot imagine the pain. Our thoughts are with everyone in Nigeria. STAY STRONG, STAY SAFE.”