#EndSARS: ‘Don’t turn your back’ — Idris Elba calls on African leaders to intervene in Nigeria


Idris Elba, British movie star, has called on leaders of other African countries to intervene in the current crisis in Nigeria.

The award-winning actor took to his Instagram page on Wednesday to share a video wherein he condemned the shootings of the #EndSARS protesters in Lagos.

The 48-year-old also urged the leaders of the African Union (AU) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) not to ignore the democide currently happening in Nigeria.

“Calling on Africans to unite in protest against what is happening on Nigerian soil. The leadership of other African nations need to make their voices heard for the protesters of SARS,” he wrote.

“From one leader to another, show them some perspective on the way they are handling the youth, it is wrong and should be met with heavy criticism and positioning.

“Africa should not turn its back on this situation, the world leadership should not turn its back on this situation. Use your power and reach to influence the Nigerian government to govern this situation better and not spill blood.”

9jadailyfeeds had earlier reported how security operatives allegedly opened fire on unarmed protesters around the Lekki toll gate area of Lagos on Tuesday evening.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of the state, had claimed that there were no casualty in the attack.

He, however, later confirmed the death of one person at Reddington Hospital.

The governor also denied any involvement of the state in the incident, blaming it on “forces beyond his direct control”.

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