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#EndSARS campaign regains momentum after recent alleged cases of Police Brutality

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#EndSARS campaign regains momentum after recent alleged cases of Police Brutality | BellaNaijaIt was December last year when Nigerians started clamoring for the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to be scrapped.

Several social media users, female and male, shared stories detailing abuse they experienced at the hands of SARS officers.

More damning than the stories was the evidence people had: bank transfer statements, videos.

Despite the Nigeria Police Force’s efforts to reform the squad, it seems absolutely no change happened, and people are still being harassed.

People have again began sharing their stories, detailing how they were extorted by SARS officers.

Even celebrities have shared their personal experiences, from Praiz who was accosted when he was riding in an Uber, to Reekado Banks when he was around friends. There was Cool FM’s Do2dtun, producer SarzDr Sid because of his hair, singer Jhybo because of his cover art on his phone, and even Ruggedman at Jaywon‘s birthday party.

Yomi Shogunle, the head of the Police Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit, has described the movement as a “scam.”

Despite his comments, people are still demanding that the squad be scrapped. See some of the complaints and demands below:

https://twitter.com/badgalmaddie_/status/1005707258012094469

2 Comments

  1. Musa Baba

    June 11, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Looking at the whole SARS case, I think a lot comes to play in the whole thing But we have a good part we should note. That with the way Buhari has been handling things for a while, the SARS issue would definitely be over very soon. Maybe we should judt keep calm. Buhari will have it all under control quite soon.

  2. Aare farmland

    June 11, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    The decent of SARS to what it is cannot be disconnected to the greed and frustration led crimes committed within the country and our descent to chaos instead of order.. If SARS acts as an ineffective counter measure to unreasonable crimes and chaos in the society. what will be the replacement. I will rather see a campaign for revolution or end end sars, fraud, 419 than these ad hoc campaigns

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