Popular Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nnaji, has questioned President Buhari’s control over the Nigeria Police Force, after officers continue to attack #EndSARS protesters across the country.
Nigerians are protesting against activities of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS and police brutality.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, yesterday announced the dissolution of the dreaded police formation, Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS or FSARS).
Buhari in a video on Monday, stated that he also directed that all those responsible for misconduct or wrongful acts be brought to justice.
Despite his speech, police officers have continued to attack protesters across the country. There are even reports of a man being killed in Surulere by the police.
In reaction to the sad development, actress Genevieve Nnaji wondered if the President is actually in control. She wrote on Twitter;
“Someone isn’t listening sir because your unarmed citizens are still being killed! Who is really calling the shots here??”
— Genevieve Nnaji MFR (@GenevieveNnaji1) October 12, 2020
It can be recalled that Genevieve Nnaji, recently wrote an open letter to President Buhari as regards the #EndSARS protest. She wrote;
“An Open Letter to President Muhammadu Buhari
My niece was harassed by SARS for carrying a laptop. Her own laptop. She was slapped across the face for simply asking why her laptop was being seized. At only 13, she had to deal with police brutality. Complaints were made and nothing was done. No one is spared and we are all affected.
Mr. President, this is the current state of your country.
The stability of a nation is largely dependent on leadership. And every head of house has one chance to build their legacy.
Sir, you’ve had two. What our country is today is a reflection of your leadership. Your legacy.
I’m getting weary and tired of being optimistic about change but even then I can’t complain. I am one of the privileged few but that doesn’t mean that I get to give up now.
So I will speak.
Mr President, it’s time to lead. I remain saddened by the fact that my country is only an incubator for greatness and not a habitat. The world is clearly moving on. With or without us. What will your legacy be when it’s all said and done? I aspire for mine to leave a mark and not a scar.
I urge you to speak to us because we are not mind readers. Your house is not in order and way far from stable. The people aren’t being empowered, neither are they being protected. Industries such as Entertainment and Technology that are currently boosting our economy and empowering the youth are being frustrated. All under your regime.
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 the increase in poverty. We honestly do not know the difference between the criminals and the law enforcers anymore. While there are clearly good people in the force, the bad ones are overshadowing them. The lack of value for human life in our country is disheartening and heartbreaking.””