Popular British actor and singer, Idris Elba pleaded with African leaders to intervene in Nigeria after the massacre of peaceful protesters in Lagos on the 20th of October 2020.
Idris Elba recorded a video of himself and posted it on social media on the 21st of October 2020. In that video, he was beckoning on all the leaderships in Africa to intervene in the ongoing crises in Nigeria. In his words:
I'm just drawing your attention towards what's happening in Lagos right now. What's happening it's an atrocity, a murder and I'm calling to the leadership of the ECOWAS countries, to African Union, to African leaders to say something to the Nigerian government. You have the power and the reach, and you should do something, say something. People should not be murdered for protesting.
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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. 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.🇳🇬