“SARS: Special anti robbery squad are now doing the robbery in Nigeria. SARS that were created to stop robbery are now robbing people,” says influential Twitter user, Uncle Ajala — and he’s not alone.
Thousands of Nigerians have been sharing their tales of woe and unsavoury experiences with SARS officers.
Although this is not the first time there will be a public outcry against the activities of SARS, an alleged shooting of an individual in Yaba, Lagos, has again put the matter on the front burner.
A SARS officer just shot a boy in the Head right in front of me WTFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!! I’m so SHOOK!!!!!
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.
Published by ‘Segun Awosanya, the petition has been signed by 10,195 people at the time of this report.
While the signatures on the petition keep surging, Nigerians on social media have continued to demand an end to SARS.
Let me not even start getting angry again today. The same SARS that stopped my friend with his two friends on their way to Ilorin from Ogbomoso and planted “Indian Hemp” in his car. Each of their parents paid 50k. I support this #ENDSARS on their behalf.
SARS don’t care about criminals, all they do is target young boys with good phones, laptops, cars.
If you have tattoo on your body, forget it only God will save you from them.
I was walking with my brother one day, and after they checked his pocket for drugs,his phone for pictures,his emails(all without his consent), the next thing they said was,”Take off your shirt, we want to search for tattoos”.
Those guys are MAD#ENDSARS #ENDViolencehttps://twitter.com/osascruz/status/936989418480652288 …
SARS don’t have respect for human life!
I’ve heard people get killed over ₦
The right hashtag should be #KILLSARS not #EndSARS.
I don’t joke with my life. It’s too sweet to take for granted
I have a gun to protect what’s mine, shoot first, ask questions later. pic.twitter.com/WFVO4sHCgX