- Nigerians are for the umpteenth time calling on the federal government to scrap the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force
- SARS has become notorious for harassing young Nigerians across the nation and killing some of them in the process
- The death of Tiamiyu Kazeem, a footballer in Ogun state has sparked another round of outrage on social media and the reiteration for the end of SARS
Again, Nigerians have taken to social media calling on the federal government to scrap the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
SARS, a unit of the NPF has become notorious for harassing young Nigerians across the nation and killing some of them in the process.
The unit was originally set-up to tackle armed robbery, but have over time become a threat to Nigerian youths.
Each time SARS kills a young Nigerian, Nigerians trend #EndSARS to call the attention of the government to the menace of the police unit.
Tiamiyu Kazeem, a footballer, was allegedly killed by operatives of SARS attached to the Ogun state police command on Saturday, February 22.
Kazeem's death has since sparked outrage on social media with the hashtag #EndSARS as the number one trending topic on micro-blogging site, Twitter.
Tosin Olugbenga wrote: I give up...Not on myself. Not on my dreams. Not on the possibilities of amazing future ahead of me. I give up on a country that has frustrated her citizens. I give up on a country that causes depression. I give up on Nigeria.
Oluyemi Fasipe wrote: The murder of that Remo football club assistant captain by SARS is really disturbing. I haven’t been able to get it off my head. Nigerian youths are practically subjected to extinction in their own country by the authorities established to protect them.
Ayo Gbadebo wrote: Just in one week, the SARS unit sent two Nigerians to their early grave. Both ugly incidents happened in Ogun state, Abeokuta, the other Sagamu and our government is acting like they are blind and deaf. I think it’s time we start taking judgments into our own hands.
Shoetan Opeyemi wrote: In a country where the agency that is meant to protect us keeps eliminating us one after the other and the government in charge of the said agency has decided not to do anything about this. They chose to ignore our plea, Who then do we turn to? How do we protect ourselves?
Meanwhile, Ogun state governor, Mr Dapo Abiodun has made it clear that the culprits behind the death of Kazeem will be brought to book.
The governor said the perpetrator behind the death of the footballer has been arrested and justice must be done.
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