Nigerians take to Twitter to call for an end to SARS.
Nigerians took to social media, to call for a disbandment of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, commonly known as SARS.
People shared stories of how they were abused by officers of the unit, for doing as much as just walking on the road.
SARS Came To Randomly Arrest Boys From A Bar In My Hood Earlier This Year. None Have Returned Till Today#ENDSARS
— Skiaaa (@OvisTebrown_) December 3, 2017
— D-Engrossed (@d_engrossed_1) December 2, 2017
— Daniel James (@jamesdaniells) December 3, 2017
#EndSARS they came to our house, arrested my brother for a crime he didn’t commit, packed all his electronics to the station. When he was finally bailed with 100k, he went back to take his electronics, they denied him! Told him to being receipts for his home appliances.
— ekdaa_almost_a_god (@EdaaKenny) December 3, 2017
#EndSARS I had to start dressing low for my status, cause every time I get to Mile 2 they be all over me like fly on feaces, No matter how old you are, you are automatically a Yahoo Boy or Kidnapper..
— KelxzxMedia (@OluchukwuKel) December 3, 2017
A petition directed to the Senate and House of Representatives, calling for the disbandment of SARS and a reform of the Police Force, currently has over 10,000 signatures. You can view the petition here.
In response to the claims, the Nigerian Police Force Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit created channels for people to make their complaints.
The channels are: 08057000001 and 08057000001 for calls; 08057000003 for SMS and WhatsApp messages; 2BA2B5DE for BlackBerry messages; @PoliceNG_PCRRU for Twitter and www.facebook.com/PolicePCRRU for Facebook messages.