In what appeared as online twitter protest, Nigerians engaged social media days ago agitating for the scraping of the Police department, Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS.
This issued when some SARS Operatives allegedly killed youth in Yaba area оf Lagos in unverified misunderstanding.
According to observers, SARS operatives were fond of harassing youths with exotic cars, phones on highways, especially Lagos State.
A poster, with the identification, Ayo FBI @ PureMind, said a student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, who was the only son of his parents, was killed by SARS men.
He posted: In 2009, my mom’s friend’s son, Biodun, who was a student of OAU was going to Ibadan (Oyo State) from Ile Ife on the June 23 and was killed by SARS because they wanted to take him away and he resisted because he didn’t do anything. He was his mother’s only child. #EndSARS.”
Below are some other notable tweets from Nigerians:
@Isimaodeh “Nigerian youths are scared to walk on the streets of their own country because they could be arrested or worse killed for having beards, cars, wearing nice clothes using iphones by those who are meant to protest them, enough is enough #EndSARS
@Ycee “Not one good person has come out to speak good of SARS yet some people are talking about reform #EndSARS
@simi “People are not supposed to be afraid of the people that are supposed to be looking after us. A couple weeks ago at almost midnight my friends and I had a gun pointed at us for laughing. #EndSARS
@segalink “The fact that SARS use POS to rob shows how constitutionalized this nationwide tracket is and how highly rooted it is they can not pretend now.#EndSARS
@UncleAjala “SARS: Special anti-robbery squad is now doing the robbery in Nigeria. SARS that was created to stop robbery are now robbing people,”
@Maddie “SARS is a nuisance to the society, daylight robbers in official uniforms harassing struggling youths.This nonsense has to stop #EndSARS
@Kingtyra “If by Monday nothing has been said or done, 10,000 women
are going to march bare-chested all the way to the biggest SARS station in Lagos to tell them to stop harassing and killing men
@deji “the SARS officers here in Abuja are actually criminals legally carrying guns #End SARS
@aninomso “I was buying fuel this morning and SARS drove in staring at me had to quickly drive away before I either end up in a cell or end up dead for looking fresh and driving a car. Youths are living in constant fear #EndSARS
@eoyumie Scary looking rogesalways looking for young boy to harass
@olofofo “I’ve also been harassed by a head of SARS ain Ibadan he certainly used his powers on me I’ve experienced both the good and ugly.#EndSARs
@demilade “According to SARS iPhone-Gun, Laptop – Bomb #EndSARS
In response to the above protest, the Acting Commissioner of Police, Lagos state encouraged youths to call emergency lines provided in any unsatisfied argument with the Police Unit, SARS.
Report to any of the police patrol vehicles which now serve as mini police stations and are parked conspicuously at vantage points across the state or call on the Citizen Complaint Centre established by the present Commissioner of Police through the following cellular phone numbers: 08067945296, 08063025274, 08113615350, 08113683077, 08096283148, 08096283183, 08089781657, 08126404930, 08081426895. He said.