Wednesday, 14 October 2020

#SARSMUSTENDNOW: ‘Babalawo’ joins #EndSWAT protest (Video)


 A man dressed up like a traditional herbalist ‘babalawo’ could be seen among #SARSMUSTENDNOW protesters in Nigeria.

Nigerians are currently protesting the continued human right abuse by police officers in the country, as they call for a total reform of the law enforcement agency.

The #SARSMUSTENDNOW has seen many intriguing and touching moments, and one of a man dressed up like a traditional herbalist, popularly known locally as Babalawo, has caught the eye.

What is more stunning about the man is that, despite his regalia, he could be seen, chanting that the newly formed SWAT unit of the police force to come to an end ‘in Jesus name’, a popular phrase by Christians across the globe.

 This must be a symbolic sign that the protest cut across religious ties, as youths across the country unite to end the continued human right abuse by officers of the Nigeria Police Force.

Watch the video below;

The Inspector-General of Police recently dissolved the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the police force, replacing it with the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT).

The move has been outrightly rejected by the protesting Nigerians, as they tagged it a fish-lure by the government.

Many are stating that the new unit would simply continue the attacks by the now defunct SARS/

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