- Some CSOs in Maiduguri have staged a peaceful protest in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state
- The groups hinged their protest on the disbandment of SARS by the federal government
- IGP Muhammed Adamu had announced the disbandment of SARS following the public outcry
Despite the joy expressed by Nigerians over the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), some civil society organisations and trade unions in Borno state are currently holding a rally to pressure the federal government to reverse its decision.
Premium Times reports that the protesters said they wanted SARS to continue operating in Borno state.
Legit.ng gathered that the chairman of a coalition of CSOs in the state, Ahmed Shehu, said though they are not happy with happenings in other parts of the country, the SARS operatives have contributed immensely to the fight against terrorism.
The online medium noted that the protesters carried placards and banners with the inscription, “We want SARS for peace in Borno.”
It was learnt that the procession is currently moving towards the Borno state Government House in Maiduguri.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that some #EndSARS protesters attacked the Surulere police division area of Lagos state following the killing of a protester in the area by a police officer.
It was reported that the spokesperson of the Lagos police command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said that three officers where shot and are at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had pledged comprehensive police reform as they added that the disbandment of SARS is just a first step in such reform.
In another report, a security expert, Ona Ekhomu, urged Nigerians to expect an increase in crimes such as armed robbery, kidnapping and banditry.
Speaking on the end SARS protest and the consequent disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) by the federal government, he said the criminals are now aware that SARS has been scrapped and they will now exploit it.
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