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Davido Breaks Silence Over #EndSARS Protest’s Violence




Davido has broken silence over alleged reports of #EndSARS Protests turning violence across the country.

NewsOnline Nigeria reports that Nigeria Superstar, David Adeleke, popular as Davido has condemned the alleged violence threatening to engulf the #EndSARS protests.

The Nigerian youths have been on the streets for more than a week now, protesting the brutalities, humiliation, and extortion of Nigerians, especially the youths.

During the protests, the protesters demanded an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a police unit under the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department headed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police Anthony Ogbizi, using a hashtag: #EndSARS.

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu disbanded SARS on Sunday, October 11, 2020, following a widespread protest from Nigerians worldwide but despite this, the protesters have refused to leave the streets.

Several artists had equally thrown their weight behind the protest, which had gained the support of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

The protest which came to a climax on Monday, Oct. 20, however, had since been hijacked in Abuja and Edo by suspected hoodlums.

Reports show that hoodlums confronted protesters in Abuja during which properties were destroyed and several people were left injured.

The Edo government has also ordered a curfew following a jailbreak in Benin City, which was alleged to have been masterminded by protesters and/or prison officials.

It was against this backdrop, that Davido, through his Twitter account affirmed that the #EndSARS protest was meant to be a peaceful one.

“After seeing all that’s gone on, I just want to say that from the beginning we have preached that the protest must remain peaceful & Law Abiding.

“And as far as I know we have kept to that! And we will continue to keep to that so the narrative can NOT be switched upon us.

“The people they claim broke into prisons to free convicted criminals, burn police stations to steal weapons, damage police, government and private vehicles are criminals and everybody must condemn these acts.

“They are not part of our movement.

“#EndSars is a peaceful and law-abiding protest that is going somewhere great and no mischief can scatter it,” he said.

Recall that Davido recently met with the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu at the Police Headquarters, Abuja, where the demands of the youths were discussed so as to end the protest.

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