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#EndSARS Campaign: Drama as Tweetizens Call For Scrapping of SARS

The Nigerian Police Force Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit on 2nd December 2017, opened complain channels for the general public to make complaints about issues concerning the Special Anti- Robbery Squad, popularly known as SARS. The information was made public through a poster tweeted by the Unit’s official handle on Saturday.

A few minutes later, several of Nigerians took to the channel, and also through various social media to air their voices over the particular police unit called SARS, Special Anti- Robbery Squad.

In less than a few hours, millions of Nigerians using the hashtag, #End SARS, have called on the federal government to scrap the police unit as they have caused more menace.

Also, a petition has been addressed to the national assembly, as published by Segun Awosanya had more than 10, 195 signing the petition.

With Twitter agog with complaints about the police unit, notable Nigerians joined in the call for scrapping the unit,

Perhaps, the Police did not expect the backlash they had received from the general public, as they have announced that they have no intention of scrapping the unit this is contrary to the claims millions of Nigerians have concerning the wrongdoings against SARS, adding that those who were against the unit are criminals, as the anti-robbery unit has done a lot in sanitizing the country.

According to Vanguard Newspaper, the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, a Chief Superintendent of Police in an interview, has called out those who wish to scrap SARS, he insists that anybody calling for the scrapping of SARS is an armed robber, let him come forward so that we can investigate him.

We would continue to watch as the drama unfolds.


Featured Image Credit: The Will Nigeria

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Adepeju Adenuga is a writer (considering where you are reading this, makes perfect sense). She holds a Masters Degree in Literature in English from the University of Lagos.

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