- President Buhari's aide on social media, Lauretta Onochie has faulted the recent outcry against SARS
- The media aide to the president noted that the call to scrap SARS is a coordinated attack by cybercriminals
- The renewed call for the end of SARS is coming after some operatives were accused of shooting a young man in Delta state
Lauretta Onochie, the personal assistant on social media to President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the call for the end of Nigeria Police Force’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) following the outcry for their alleged brutality and harassment against Nigerians.
In a tweet she posted on Sunday, October 4, Onochie said the way some staff of SARS are unprofessional in their dealings is identical to the unprofessionalism amongst the army, police, civil service, public service, traders, lawyers, doctors, journalists, teachers, and pastors, etc.
According to the presidential aide, the recent outcry is a coordinated attack by cybercriminals who have been joined by unsuspecting innocent citizens.
Onochie said that though this is not the time for Nigerians to call for SARS to be scrapped, we must stand by our national institutions while working to improve their effectiveness.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigerians once again descended massively on SARS after some operatives were accused of shooting dead a young man in front of a hotel in the Ughelli area of Delta state.
On the evening of Saturday, October 3, a video surfaced online showing some young men chasing a police van and white Lexus Sport Utility Vehicle. According to the men in the video, the officers shot an unnamed young man and escaped with his SUV.
This news renewed the attacks on SARS which has been accused of extrajudicial killings of Nigerian youth severally.
Nigerians are calling for an end to SARS with various hashtags on Twitter, such as #sarsbrutality and #EndSARS.
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