Popular actress, Genevieve Nnaji has lent her voice to the #EndSARS campaign as she penned an open letter to President, Muhammadu Buhari.
The brutality and extrajudicial killings carried out by the men of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has sparked a nationwide protest. Citizens of the country are calling for the disbandment of the rogue police unit.
In the open letter published via Instagram on Friday, the actress urged the president to listen to the cry of the people and take action.
The film star started off by recounting how her 13-year-old niece was harassed by men of the for having a laptop. Genevieve revealed that complaints were made but nothing was done about them.
The actress stated that the stability of a nation is largely dependent on the president’s leadership as she pointed out that Nigerians are not criminals and shouldn’t be treated as such. According to the actress, poverty is the reason why there is an increase in crimes in the country.
Genevieve wrote “I urge you to speak to us because we are not mind readers. Your house not in order and war far from stable. The people are not being empowered, neither are they being protected.”
“We are not all criminals and shouldn’t be treated as such. If there is an increase in crime, it’s as a result of increase in poverty. We honestly do not know the difference between the criminals and the law enforcers anymore,” she added.
The actress concluded the letter by advising President Buhari to instruct his troops to stand down.
Read her letter below: