Barbadian singer Rihanna on Wednesday, 21 October 2020, has expressed how terrible she feels watching authorities torturing and brutalizing citizens in Nigeria.
She made the comments hours after soldiers opened fire on #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate Area of Lagos State.
“I can’t bear to see this torture and brutalization that is continuing to affect nations across our planet. It is such a betrayal to the citizens, the very people put in place to protect are the ones we are most afraid of being murdered by. My heart is broken for Nigeria. It is unbearable to watch,” she wrote on Twitter in her reaction to the shooting.
Rihanna, however, praised Nigerians for their courage despite the tough times.
“I’m so proud of your strength and for not letting up on the fight for what is right. #EndSARS,” she added.
In a correlated event, highly respected American singer, Beyonce Knowles sent her prayers to Nigerians.
“I am heartbroken to see the senseless brutality taking place in Nigeria. There has to be an end to SARS.
“We have been working on partnerships with youth organizations to support those protesting for change. We are collaborating with coalitions to provide emergency healthcare, food, and shelter.
“To our Nigerian sisters and brothers, we stand with you, she said.