September 29, 2021


A tweet by American singer Beyonce’s charity in solidarity with anti-police brutality protesters in Nigeria has angered some online users.
Beyonce had in a statement said she was working with organisations to support those protesting.

She said they were aiming to “provide emergency healthcare, food and shelter”.

Some Nigerians said they weren’t hungry and wanted change.

“We starved of justice, human rights and other social amenities not food!” Chimmy tweeted.

“Keep your help and aid to yourself, I don’t need it and the dead definitely don’t. All we needed was your platform to create awareness for the whole issue but you prefer to send us aid like the “poor” set of people we are. Never again. Keep your aid to yourself. We’ll remember,” Tomiwa tweeted.

“Who told Beyonce that we are hungry? Sis just lend your voice like Riri and co.,” Papi Jay tweeted.

Some defended Beyonce saying she was offering support.

“That’s stupid, and after what? She gon talk without doing anything? She’s offering her money and health support and you ask for a voice?? I don’t understand people!” Queen Domi tweeted.

Here is Beyonce’s statement posted on her BeyGood platform:

Thousands sign petition for sanctions against Nigerian leaders

More than 170,000 people have signed an online petition asking the UK to impose sanctions against Nigeria’s leaders and the police for human rights abuses against protesters in the city of Lagos.

“Deploying sanctions would provide accountability for and be a deterrent to anyone involved in violations of human rights,” the petition reads.

The petition had targeted 100,000 signatures.

Uniformed personnel opened fire at protesters on Tuesday night in the city’s Lekki area, although the Nigerian military has denied involvement.

View tweets below:

Source: BBC

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