Protests against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) kicked of today as concerned youths in Kwara State called on the government to totally scrap the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The protests started at the popular Post Office bridge down to the Police Headquarters in the State and down to the Government house.
Stating their demands to the Nigerian government and the Police Force during the exercise, The protesters demanded total disbandment of the SARS and AKS Squads in the country.
The placard- carrying protesters chanted ‘put an end to SARS;’
Some of the inscriptions on the placard read: ‘End SARS now’; “say no to reformation of SARS’; ‘police protect us, police stop killing us,’ “the only SARS we want is SARS on the beat,’ ‘stop killing our youths. Stop killing our male child.’
Convener of the protest, Miss Saadat Bibire, said the peaceful protest became important in view of gross misconduct and atrocities being perpetrated by men of the SARS. She noted it was the duty of the Nigerian Police to protect and ensure safety of citizens and not on the contrary.
One of the protesting youths, Abdulsalam Abodurn, who also decried alleged extortion by men of the SARS, accused some them of collectingN50,000 from him, because they could not understand the use of an application on his phone which he used to communicate with his clients as a creative writer.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Paul Omata hailed the peaceful and orderly conduct of the youths while the protest lasted.
He assured their grievances would be relayed to the Inspector General of Police, whom he said had already started taking steps towards addressing some of the issues raised.
See Pictures of the protest below
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