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#EndSARS: Nigerians Narrate Horrific Ordeal in the Hands of SARS, Want Police Unit Scrapped

Nigerians on social media are calling on Nigerian Police authorities to scrap the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, popularly known as SARS.

The call follows several horrific incidents of brutality, abuse and harassment reported against men of the police department by Nigerian citizens.

The Nigerian Police Force Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit, PCRRU, had yesterday announced the opening of channels through which the public can report complaints about SARS.

The move by the PCRRU may be connected to the public outcry that has trailed the activities of many SARS officials in recent times.

Punch reports that late in October 2017, a 2015 graduate of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ekwere Imoh, was shot by policemen attached to SARS, Oyo State Police Command. The policemen also shot a female friend of his, identified simply as Doris, who was with him. There were no concrete reasons for shooting the duo as they were neither criminals nor under arrest.

Here are some of the trending #EndSARS tweets:

It is obvious they assume they’re above the law and act accordingly – the demand is that the FG should #EndSARS.

— Demola Olarewaju (@DemolaRewaju) December 3, 2017

 

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