Feminist Coalition, a women group, says Nigerians have donated the sum of N25 million to support the ongoing nationwide protest against operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).
The group announced this in a tweet on Tuesday during one of the daily disclosures of its finances.
It also revealed that of the total money raised, N5.5 million had been donated to 26 protests in form of hospital bills, food, and other necessary supplies for the movement.
“Today we donated NGN5,520,000 to 26 protests; and hospital bills, food, & other supplies,” the group wrote while accounting for the funds across various currencies.
Today we donated NGN5,520,000 to 26 protests; and hospital bills, food, & other supplies
Total raised: NGN 25,181,051.34
Total disbursed: NGN 8,420,000
— feministcoalition (@feminist_co) October 12, 2020
Over the past few days, indigenous musicians including Davido, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Falz, and Runtown, Rudeboy, and many others had joined their fans on the streets to protest attacks by the police unit.
Adamu Mohammed, the inspector-general of police (IGP), had earlier announced the disbandment of SARS after heated nationwide outrage which attracted the attention of the international community.
In spite of the IGP’s directive, the #EndSARS campaign has continued to gain momentum with protesters demanding holistic reform of the country’s police.
On Monday, roads in the Lekki, Surulere, and Ikeja areas of Lagos were shut as protesters called for reform of the police.
Two persons were later said to have been killed after they sustained gunshot fired by security operatives.
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