‘Hope Runtown won’t leave us’ — reactions as Naira Marley cancels EndSARS protest


The Nigerian Twittersphere has been buzzing with mixed reactions after Naira Marley, a controversial singer, cancelled his planned protest against the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS). 

The renewed protests against SARS had begun on Saturday after a video showing a man allegedly gunned down in Delta by operatives of the police unit went viral.

As a result of this, Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), had banned SARS from undertaking routine patrols and search duties.

Public figures also called for protest using the ‘EndSARS’ hashtag, with Runtown volunteering to lead a march against police brutality at the Lekki toll gate on October 8.

Naira Marley, who had also planned to lead a march alongside his fans on Tuesday, however, cancelled his protest.

Reacting to the abrupt cancellation, quite a number of Nigerians took to social media platforms, especially Twitter, to register their different opinions while also urging Runtown not to cancel his own protest.

Below are what Nigerians had to say:

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