The Nigerian government has been condemned by the citizens for the killing of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate yesterday and also international celebrities have reacted.
Yesterday, as the #EndSARS protesters sat, singing the national anthem and waving the flag, the light at the Lekki toll gate was put off not long after the security cameras at the same toll gate were removed. Then, protesters were shot at. Some were killed and even more were injured.
A number of people outside Nigeria have condemned the killing, including former US presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton. She took to her Twitter account and asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the killing of the #EndSARS protesters.
She tweeted: “I’m calling on @mbuhari and the @hqnigerianarmy to stop killing young #EndSARS protesters. #StopNigeriaGovernment“
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 20, 2020
Other celebrities like Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Naomi Campbell, Chance The Rapper, Beyonce, and others have also joined in condemning the killings.
See tweets below:
— Rihanna (@rihanna) October 20, 2020
Standing with & praying for the brave young people of Nigeria who are on the front lines of this senseless violence. Your voice is being heard. ?? #EndSARS
— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) October 20, 2020
— Naomi Campbell (@NaomiCampbell) October 20, 2020
There is a massacre happening in Lekki. Firing squads mass murdering young people in Nigeria. The world needs to engage #endSARS
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) October 20, 2020
A message from Beyoncé. pic.twitter.com/5Ng7JF2stf
— BeyGOOD (@BeyGood) October 21, 2020