As the #ENDSARS campaign grow in global momentum, American technology entrepreneur Jack Dorsey has joined a growing list of international figure who have supported the widespread demonstration across Nigeria to #ENDSARS
Jack who doubles as Founder and CEO of Twitter as well as payment processing company, Square Inc retweeted a tweet by one of the leaders of the #ENDSARS protest asking his millions of followers to support and donate to the cause to put a lasting end to extortion, torture and murder by operatives now dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (SARS) in Nigeria.
The microblogging and social networkig platform Twitter was founded 14 years ago in March 16, 2016 by Jack Dorsey and few other Co-founders. Twitter has over the years grew to become one of the most relevant platform to spread news and draw global attention on some of the most important issues that affects humanity.
On Sunday, 11 October, 2020, prior to a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian police leadership through the Inspector General of Police announced the disbandment of SARS. And on Monday, 13 October, the IGP announced that a Special Weapon And Tactic team made up of former operatives of the SARS would be setup to fulfill the mandate of the defunct police unit.
Nigerian protesters who have been holding their grounds for nearly a fortnight of street campaign have no plans to back down just yet as they insist that until there are evidential result, especially the persecution of erring police officers and the compensation of victims of police brutality, the street demonstration will not end.