Following the news making the round on the social media platforms, Twitter and Whatsapp, the popular Nigerian musician, Wizkid, has joined the challenge.
In his comical tweet @Wizkidayo, he maintains that Nigerians are being killed in the United States of America by the police officers, and are also being killed at home by the Nigerian police officers, hence the need to settle this matter head-on.
While it may appear as a joke, there is no denying the fact that what he raised was a good observation that needs to be urgently addressed as a result of the rising phenomenon within the country. It would be recalled that a black man, George Floyd was recently killed by a police officer in Minnesota, USA, for a trivial offense yet to be ascertained. This has sparked violent protests and demonstrations across the country.
Unfortunately, the story is not quite different at home. A couple of days ago, there was a growing protest on social media over the police killing of a 16-year-old young lady by a trigger happy police officer in Lagos State. The report shows that the driver was also killed in the process. This is pathetic. It would be recalled that such news of police abuse is no longer news in our clime.