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Sauti Sol’s Savara says he feared for his life during horrific encounter with Nigeria’s SARS

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Savara Mudigi said he had an encounter with SARS during one of his visits to the West African country – The singer was in Nigeria for the music video shoot for the song Suzanna and afterwards decided to visit a club – On their way, the dreaded force stopped their car, ordered them out and commanded them to lay down – The musician said if it was not for the few dollars he had in his pocket, it would have been a different story

It seems, not only Nigerians but also foreign nationals have suffered at the hands of Nigeria’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Savara felt his life was in danger during an encounter with SARS Photo: savarafrica Source: Instagram This is after Sauti Sol band member Savara Mudigi narrated his horrific experience with the police unit during one of his visits to the West African country. In an Instagram post, the singer and songwriter said he was in the country for the music video shoot for the song Suzanna and afterward decided to visit a club, which he described as a big mistake.

On the way to the club, our vehicle was stopped by SARS. They forced us out of the car and told us to lie on the ground. Being foreigners, Mzwa and I heavily prayed for our lives. All I heard was the sound of guns being cocked,” Savara wrote. Savara said if it was not for the few dollars he had in his pocket, which we assume he used to bribe the police to let him go, it would have been a different story.

Savara noted it was his worst experience with cops and he felt like a terrorist for the way he was treated. He showed support for the ENDSARS movement adding that he was praying for the Nigerian youth who have to go through injustice every day. Many celebrities, both local and international, have shown support for the cause with many in the country still holding protests in the streets to date.

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