EndSARS: Chelsea stars Abraham, Tomori tell Nigerian government to end police brutality
Oct. 11, 2020
- EndSARS campaign presently ongoing in Nigeria has continued to gather more attention from the world
- Chelsea players Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori are the latest stars to add their voices to the ongoing protest in Nigeria over police brutality
- The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is a Nigerian Police Force unit under the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department
- SARS created to combat crime around the country have come under huge criticisms about how they harass Nigerian youths and the masses at large
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Chelsea stars Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori have added their voice to the ongoing protest in Nigeria over police brutality.
Abraham, 23, took to his Twitter page to appeal to the Nigerian government and campaign for the end of SARS in Nigeria.
Abraham's father is Nigerian and a childhood friend of Nigerian football federation president Amaju Pinnick.
But despite efforts by Pinnick to get him play for the Super Eagles, the striker chose to represent the Three Lions of England.
However, this hasn't stopped Abraham from recognizing his Nigerian root as just like many other Nigerians from far and wide, the Chelsea star has joined the campaign to end SARS in Nigeria.
The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is a Nigerian Police Force unit under the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.
SARS created to combat crime around the country have come under huge criticisms about how they harass the masses, especially Nigerian youths, hence why there is the call for the unit to be disbanded.
Abraham wrote on his Twitter page: "Dear Nigeria, #EndSars #EndPoliceBrutality"
Another Chelsea star Fikayo Tomori who also chose England ahead of Nigeria, called for an end of police brutality in Nigeria.
The likes of Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa, Leon Balogun, John Ogu and Shehu Abdulahi spoke against SARS.
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