A Muslim influencer and reformist Imam, Mohammad Tawhidi, popularly known as Imam of Peace, has called the attention of the United Nations (UN) to the ongoing #EndSARS protests in Nigeria.
Protesting youths in Nigeria are agitating for the end to police brutalization and extra judicial killings of Nigerians. The protesters have been on the streets for more than a week now, protesting the brutalities, humiliation, and extortion of Nigerians, especially the youths.
The protesters demanded an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a police unit under the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department headed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police Anthony Ogbizi, using a hashtag: #EndSARS.
On Sunday, October 11, 2020, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu disbanded SARS following a widespread protest from Nigerians worldwide.
However, since the announcement that SARS has been scrapped, the protesters have refused to leave the streets, which a Presidential Advisory Committee says might force the Federal Government to take drastic measures against the protesting youths.
On the backdrop of the protests, Imam of Peace tweeted, asking if the United Nations (UN) was paying attention to the happenings in Nigeria.
The Islamic scholar tweeted: “Is the @UN paying attention to what’s happening? #EndSARS.”
— Imam of Peace🕊 (@Imamofpeace) October 20, 2020