Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, an American singer, has finally broken her silence on the ongoing #EndSARS protests in Nigeria.
The award-winning singer had faced heated backlash from some Nigerian citizens over her silence on the movement aimed at ending police brutality in the country.
Critics had accused her of being insensitive to the plights of Nigerians, despite claiming to love Africa.
But in a post on her Instagram page on Wednesday, ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ singer revealed that she has been working with youth organisations to support the protesters.
According to her, the collaboration with coalitions is aimed at providing “emergency healthcare, food, and shelter” for the protesters.
She also condemned the shooting of unarmed protesters in Lekki toll gate area of Lagos by security operatives while declaring her support for the campaign against the now-disbanded special anti-robbery squad (SARS).
“I am heartbroken to see the senseless brutality taking place in Nigeria. There has be to be an end to SARS,” she wrote.
“We have been working on partnerships with youth organisations to support those protesting for change. We are collaborating with coalitions to provide emergency healthcare, food, and shelter.
“To our Nigerian sisters and brothers, we stand with you. Please visit beyonce.com for a list of organisations to show your support.”
Her statement comes hours after Rihanna, a Barbadian singer, had said that it was unbearable to watch what Nigerians had to go through during the protests against police brutality.
Other prominent celebrities who spoke on the shootings at Lekki include Chance the Rapper, Ja Rule and John Boyega.
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