Veteran Nollywood actor Olu Jacobs has added his voice to the EndSARS campaign against brutality of the youth.
Protests have taken place across Nigeria, including Lagos. Star Wars actor John Boyega is among the celebrities supporting the protesters.
The movement initially targeted the highly-criticised federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars), widely accused of unlawful arrests, torture and murder.
The hashtag #EndSARS was trending worldwide on Twitter on Friday with celebrities including the Nigerian superstars Wizkid and Davido tweeting their support for protesters.
More and more Nigerians started using the hashtag last Saturday following the alleged killing of a young man by officers from the Sars unit.
Many people were also using the hashtag to share stories of brutality attributed to the police unit.
Taking to his Twitter page, Olu Jacobs stated that he can’t remain silent.
“I got messages for me to keep silent and stop lending my voice to the #EndSARS movement”
“I told them simply #EndPoliceBrutality so the youth will be free in their country. I can’t be silent and watch the killing of vibrant youths… Never!”, he wrote.