ENDSARS SARSMUSTEND Revolts against Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) took a worse turn despite the announcement by President Muhammadu Buhari to carry out reforms in the Police Force.
The Nigerian SARS (specialist police unit has been accused of using brutal violence, torture, and extortion against the populace.
Protestors and campaign groups within and outside Nigerian shores, including Amnesty International, are urging the government of the West African Nation and most populous black country on earth, to end corruption within the police unit and hold SARS liable for proven crimes.
This they did via SARSMUSTEND and ENDSARS revolts and appeals.
On Monday afternoon, President Muhammadu Buhari@MBuhari announced via his Twitter page confirming the abolition of SARS. He said:
The disbanding of SARS is only the first step in our commitment to extensive police reforms to ensure that the primary duty of the police and other law enforcement agencies remains the protection of the lives and livelihood of our people.
SARSMUSTEND and ENDSARS continue to trend on Social media as protests increase in Nigerian states on Monday.
On October 12, eye-witnesses allege that 27 arrested #EndSARS protesters in Abeokuta were freed from police detention on October 11, but three more were arraigned for ATTEMPTED MURDER at a Magistrate Court on Monday morning.
In another report from the Surulere Protest, one person was confirmed dead from a police stray bullet. Sarsmustend
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