Nigerian students in Auburn University, Alabama in the United States of America have joined their counterparts in the diaspora to demand for an end to police brutality in the country.
The Precision NG reports that protesters in Nigeria Two weeks ago began a demand for an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigerian Police over persistent brutality of Nigerians.
The protest which has now become a global phenomenon started with the hash tag #EndSARS. It however witnessed a new dimension when military officers drafted to the scene of the protest in Lekki, Lagos state reportedly open fire at the protesters following a 24hrs curfew declared by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
In a bid to further reawaken the global community to the struggle, Nigerian students in the US took to the street of Alabama in a solidarity walk to demand for the government to respect the protesters’ right to civil protest.
The organizers of the protest at the Auburn University, Alabama, Oluchi Oyekwe, a PhD student in the Department of Biological Sciences and Seun Oladipupo, a PhD student in the Department of Etymology in a joint statement made available to The Precison NG, strongly condemned the #LekkiShooting, #PoliceBrutality, #BadGovernance, and looting by hoodlums going on in Nigeria.
They appealed to the FG to step in and make things bearable for the common man.
During the solidarity walk, the students who were joined by their foreign counterparts carry placards stating their demands.
Some of the inscriptions read End SARS, End Police Brutality, End Bad Governance, End Corruption and Nigerian Lives Matter Always, LekkiMassacre among others.
See Photos from the event below:
The organizers of the protest urge the Federal government to look into the demands of the protesters and ensure that perpetrators of the shootings at the Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday 20th October are brought to book.