A number of Ghanaian female celebrities have urged President Nana Akufo-Addo and other African leaders to speak and/or intervene in the ongoing #EndSARS crisis in Nigeria.
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Nana Aba Anamoah, Yvonne Nelson, Lydia Forson, and Sandra Ankobiah are among the many stars who are waiting for action from President Akufo-Addo and other African leaders.
Nigeria has been in a tenuous situation since October 8, 2020, when thousands pour onto the streets in protest of the activities of a police unit called SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad).
SARS had reportedly been terrorising the ordinary citizens, especially the youth, and even killing some.
Barely three days after the protest started, the Nigerian Police Force announced the disbandment of SARS but the protest still went on across some major cities of the countries.
Protesters were not satisfied with the disbandment and demanded prosecution for those who committed crimes under SARS.
The Nigerian government, in a bid to repress the protests which have been largely termed as peaceful, has resorted to the use of violence leading to the reported deaths of some protesters.
Following a reported attack on protesters by soldiers on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, in what has come to be known as the Lekki Tollgate Shooting, many voices have been raised for intervention from African leaders.
Being the head of Economic Comunity of West African States (ECOWAS) now, many of Ghana's celebrities believe Akufo-Addo is in a better position to help protect the poor protesters.
Below are some of their comments on social media.
1. Nana Aba Anamoah:
In a series of tweets which she later shared on Instagram, Nana Aba asked for some action from Akufo-Addo as the ECOWAS head.
She wondered why we will organise a funeral for Goerge Floyd in Ghana and not be bothered by the events going on in Nigeria.
Citing the responses of African leaders to the new of Donald Trump testing positive for COVID-19, she described their silence on Nigeria as deafening.
2. Lydia Forson:
Actress Lydia Forson also cited the Trump case and reactions from African leaders.
3. Yvonne Nelson:
The actress was wondering where the ECOWAS and African Union (AU) and other leaders are at the moment.
4. Sandra Ankobiah:
The celebrity lawyer also sent a direct message to Akufo-Addo urging him to show empathy to the youth of Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Nollywood actress Eniola Badmus has taken to social media to assure her fans that she is alive.
There were many reports on social media that the actress had been shot during the Lekki tollgate shooting
But she revealed that she could not make it to the protest ground on Tuesday, October 20.
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