Nigerians want SARS unit scrapped amid public outrage - Poll shows

Nigerians want SARS unit scrapped amid public outrage - Poll shows

Following a nationwide massive protest against the brutality of the police officers who belong to the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), Nigerians have expressed opinion, with a large number of people calling for the ban of the operational unit.

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It would be recalled that amid continuous killing and extortion by the police officers who belong to the SARS, Nigerians began to take to the streets and government areas to call the attention of the authority to the controversial police unit.

Social media has been awash with #EndSars hashtag peaking globally as Nigerians continue to demonstrate their displeasure against pronounced police brutality nationwide.

A poll conducted by Legit.ng has now shown that 66% of Nigerians truly wanted the federal government to scrap SARS.

Nigerians want SARS unit scrapped amid public outrage - Poll shows

Nigerians want SARS unit scrapped. Photo Credit: Twitter/EndSars.
Source: Twitter

On the other hands, 23% of those who participated in the poll wanted the unit reformed while 8.5% wanted state police to be created - meaning there would not be a unilateral structure for the security. 2.3% clearly showed indifference.

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Presidency finally speaks

Meanwhile, Presidency said President Muhammadu Buhari has been briefed on the ongoing protest by the Nigerian youths against the brutality of the SARS operatives.

Bashir Ahmad, an aide to the president on new media, made this known on Friday, October 9, amid nationwide demonstration against the age-long police brutality.

Ahmad stated that President Buhari will issue fresh directives to the police, assuring that necessary actions will be taken in the interest of Nigerians.

The new statement from the presidency is coming barely 24 hours after an aide to the president on social media, Lauretta Onochie, attacked Nigerian musician Ayo Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid for criticising the president's alleged silence on police cruelty.

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In a related development, Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, threw his weight behind the peaceful demonstration embarked upon by the Nigerian youths against the age-long brutality of SARS police.

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In a tweet on Friday, October 9, Keyamo who is a senior human right lawyer, maintained that demonstration is a democratic right of Nigerians.

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