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EndSARS: Burna Boy bows to pressure, announces fund for protesters


Burna Boy

Singer Burna Boy has finally spoken against the menace of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, by joining the EndSARS campaign.

Recall that the Grammy Award-nominated singer was dragged early week when he failed to participate in a protest against SARS.

Burna Boy who has been quiet since the protests started has now revealed that he has been working behind the scenes in support of the campaign.

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He wrote:

“I have taken the past week to gather my thoughts. I usually respond to these matters with my emotions and frustrations. This time I have chosen to ignore the attempts; well-meaning or derogatory to draw me out. This is not and should not be about me. It is about a fundamental problem that affects us all Nigerians, as Africans and as human beings.

“The state of our country, Nigeria, is tricky; it has been from before I was born. My greatest concern in all of this is that SARS will end now as it allegedly has several times in the past (I recall giving calls to end SARS during my USA tour in April 2019  and morph into a different entity down the line with a different form or a different name. In my opinion, abolishing the unit is a definite first step but we cannot afford to stop there.

“I have created a sub-fund under my charity- The Reach called (@ProjectProtectng) to help protesters that are wrongfully harmed/arrested by SARS during and after these protests. This is a fund for the people by the people.”