Until we are truly ready to fight SARS, don’t involve me – Burna Boy

Burna Boy

Afro-pop musician, Burna Boy, has revealed that unless Nigerians are ready to fight officials of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the police, he does not want to be involved in any protests.

The 27-year-old artist said this in a post on InstaStories on Monday.

“This may be too much for many of you to understand. But until we are really ready to fight SARS and the power that be, and I’m not talking about any protest or aimless marching, I mean really fight.

“Nobody should include me in any #EndSARS hashtag because you are wasting my time and yours. Until then let us pray that our time to die in the hands of SARS never comes. We are all Pussys. RIP to all those who have died unjustly in the hands of SARS,” he wrote.

Burna Boy was reacting to the killing of a football fan, Kolade Johnson, on Sunday by men of the Anti-Cultism unit of the Lagos State Police Command.

Kolade Johnson was killed in the Olu Aboderin Street, Onipetesi area of Lagos after policemen came in search of youths dressed wildly and wearing dreadlocks.

Eyewitnesses say the police officers then stormed an eatery in the area where football fans had just finished watching a live English Premiership League football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

A source said that Mr Johnson, who was a friend to a man arrested by the police, challenged the operatives on why they would take away his friend.

In the process, Johnson was shot by one of the policemen. The victim was taken to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, but was pronounced dead on arrival by doctors.