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#EndSARS: Actress, Genevieve, writes Buhari, says SARS once harassed her 13-yr-old niece



Popular Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji on Friday, wrote an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the state of the country, and on-going EndSARS protests around the country.

Recall that many Nigerians and celebrities trooped out in large numbers into the streets of Lagos, Osun, Abuja, Ibadan and other states on a peaceful protest

The #EndSARS movement has gained momentum in the past few days.

Genevieve who lent her voice to the #EndSARS campaign around the country, took to her Twitter and Instagram page to narrate how her niece was slapped by SARS, a 13-year-old for having a laptop on her.

The actress urged President Buhari to speak up, adding that ‘The stability of a nation is largely dependent on leadership and every head of house has one chance to build their legacy.

Read also: #ENDSARS: End police brutality now, SERAP tells Nigerian govt

Part of her letter read: “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. 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 can’t complain.

“Mr President, 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. We are not all criminals and should not be treated as such.”

By Emmanuella Ibe…

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