Sunday, December 3, 2017

#EndSARS: Nigerians Say ‘Enough Is Enough’ To Extra-Judicial Killings & Harassments




The Nigeria Police Force has reacted to widespread complaints about abuses by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) as the hashtag #EndSARS trends on social media.

This is coming after thousands of Nigerians have taken to social media to share their tales of woe and unsavoury experiences with SARS officers, with some calling the police department “a cluster of criminals in uniform.”

Allegations of extra-judicial killings, torture, wanton arrests for bribes and other menacing conducts flooded social media since Saturday, with citizens taking their rage to the Internet and demanding action.

Reacting to this, the Nigeria Police Force Assistant PRO Annex, Aliyu Giwa, wrote on Twitter:

“Fam I know it so disheartening seeing some officers acting uncivilised and unruly. I sympathise with Nigerians who must have found themselves in such situations and believe me the authority is not happy about it! “Trust me the authority have (sic) taken actions on this issue.”

Also, the PCRRU, on Saturday, December 2, using the official Twitter handle, asked Nigerians to feels free to voice there complains about the operations of SARS.

“Do you have any complaints about your contact with SARS? You don’t need to know their names, all we need you to provide are details of the occurrence (action/act) with DATE, TIME & PLACE. Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) #BailisFree #NoToImpunity. Please share this message.” the tweet read.

The channels listed on the poster are, 08057000001 and 08057000001 for calls; 08057000003 for SMS and WhatsApp messages; 2BA2B5DE for BlackBerry messages with the assurance that all complains will be treated swiftly.

Meanwhile, scores of Nigerians have narrated their ordeals after encountering SARS personnel in different parts of the country.













Using the hashtag #EndSARS, Nigerians have been calling on the federal government to scrap the police unit. A petition on scrapping SARS has been addressed to the national assembly. It is understood that the petition has been signed by 10,195 people at the time of this report.

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