Nigerian youths including protesters tonight, have taken to the streets to hold a candle night remembrance service for victims of police brutality in Nigeria.
Recall that for sometime now, the protesters have taken to the streets in various states to agitate for an end to the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), following the incessant deaths caused by them.
Reacting, the Inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu on Sunday, announced that he had disolved the unit, and a few days after, announced the establishment of another unit to replace SARS, Special Weapons and Tactics Team.
Nigerians however, kicked against the idea, saying it was only a disguise and calling for an ouright ban ever since.
Today, the protesters chose to remember fallen hereos who were killed by SARS officials, and candle lights are being held accross various states in honour of them.
Some of them have taken to Twitter to share pictures and videos from the night, as well as the names of some of the victims.
See tweets below:
RIP to the heroes we have lost ❤️🕊 #EndSARS pic.twitter.com/vth7knRLzq
— JOEBOY (@joeboyofficial) October 16, 2020
Rest In Peace fallen heroes. We remember your names 🕯✊🏾 #EndSARS pic.twitter.com/ddr8vskGPo
— DREYLO (@RealDreylo) October 16, 2020
May the souls of all the departed,
through the mercy of God Rest In Peace 🙏🏼
— LILO OFFICIAL🌺🌺 #BBNAIJA (@Liloaderogbaa) October 16, 2020
Video showing the candle light 🕯 happening at the #EndSARS protest ground in Alausa , Ikeja Lagos state pic.twitter.com/O7xqeEtGYG
— Naija wants to #EndSARS (@Naija_PR) October 16, 2020
Conscious music only at this point #EndSARS. Rest In Peace to our fallen heroes 🕯🕯 pic.twitter.com/g6TEJtVXOe
— Dehkunle of Africa 💧🐐 (@Dehkunle) October 16, 2020
RETWEET Aggressively for all the fallen heroes that fought with us to #EndSARS
We light a candle for them!! 🕯🕯 🕯🕯🕯pic.twitter.com/RZmCGPpJuj
— davvyd moore #EndSARS (@davvydmoore) October 16, 2020
I can’t help it😭😭😭😭😭😭
This hurts, it hurts so bad. We’re sorry, Nigeria failed y’all, the police meant to protect y’all failed y’all. We’re so sorry!
May your beautiful souls Rest In Peace 😭😭😭#EndSARS pic.twitter.com/o9GcKfAkaS
— Ada~Beke💦🌺✨ (@blvck_Witch) October 16, 2020
Quote this tweet with candles as many times as possible to honor all SARS victims #EndSARS 🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️ pic.twitter.com/96JLK180aH
— Didi™ #ENDSWAT (@didiafrika) October 16, 2020
To all the beautiful souls we lost to police brutality in Nigeria Rest In Peace 🕯️ 🕯️ 🕯️ #EndSARS #StopPoliceBrutality Heartbreaking 💔 pic.twitter.com/fFbqkp9kOr
— Purple Unicorn 🦄 #EndsSARS (@_marisamourr) October 16, 2020