Singer Naira Marley has reacted to some school children being arrested by Amotekun operatives for modelling themselves as him.
The Western Security Network, also known as Amotekun, has arrested some secondary school students identified as fans of singer Naira Marley in Oyo State.
A video shared multiple times on social shows the students – allegedly caught in a bush – kept in the back of an Amotekun van.
Some adults are also seen making video recordings of the students.
A student nicknamed Naira Marley is said to be in senior secondary school (SSS) 3.
In the video which has gone viral, a lady who is supposedly a teacher in the school described the boys as criminals and also disclosed that they were apprehended in a bush.
She is also heard telling one of the boys that “you were trained to become somebody good in life, but see what you have turned yourself to.”
Reacting to this, Naira Marley expressed his desire to meet the kids and further described their arrest as “child abuse”. He added that the teachers and security operatives with guns need to be arrested.
The singer wrote;
“Guys look what’s happening in stupid Nigeria.
How can you arrest school kids? This is child abuse. The teachers and this stupid uncles with guns need to get arrested.
I want to meet all these kids I owe them, please help me with the name of the school or link me up with any of my Marlian Kids. Thanks. I wanna see the witch behind the camera self. Wtf is amotekun self?? If they treat ur child like this, what would u do? Did u see the slap?? U calling someone child criminal?? Omoo I’m so angry give me school name pls. I need to go there.”