Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz has appeared on a CNN interview with Christiane Amanpour to discuss how the #EndSARS campaign started and the reasons there were peaceful protest all over Nigeria.
He said the prevalent police brutality and acts of violence and harassment were the major reasons why the protest was organized.
Falz spoke on the disheartening ways the SARS harassed young people and how some were killed as a result of the senseless brutality.
The poor health care system and bad roads were some of the issues in Nigeria that cause deaths to be prevalent.
Also, he said the black on black violence in Nigeria was terrible especially the #Lekkishootings that were allegedly carried out by Nigerian security officials. As a result of the alleged massacre, he said there is looting, violence and that Nigeria is currently in a state of chaos.
When asked if the Nigerian government will respond, he said:
“They have to. All we’re asking for is not to be killed, all we’re asking for is not to be extorted, all we’re asking for is not to be robbed by the officers that are supposed to be protecting us. All we’re asking for is not to be raped, all we’re asking for is not to be beaten up. I don’t think that’s too much to ask. There’s so much evil these officers are perpetrating in police uniform and all we’re asking for is that this stops.”
He ended by saying they had been protesting for two weeks but that the government is yet to give a real response to what they were complaining about.
Watch the full video HERE.