Gov. Wike Calls For #EndSARS After SARS Killed Kolade Johnson
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, south-south Nigeria, has called for the scrapping of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS).
The made this call in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, on Monday, April 1, a day after Kolade Johnson, a football fan, was shot dead by policemen from the Anti-Cultism Unit (SARS) of Lagos State Command.
Naija News had reported earlier that Johnson’s death occurred when an unmarked commercial bus visited Mangoro/Onipetesi community in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, on Sunday afternoon in search of youths dressed wildly and rocking dreadlocks.
In an attempt to disperse a crowd which had gathered during the raid, one of the police operatives shot dead Johnson, who was trying to leave the scene after watching English Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham.
Reacting to the ugly incident, Governor Wike wrote: “I join Nigerians, especially the youth population to call on the federal government to look into the menace that the #SARS has turned themselves into, we need to put a stop to these senseless killings #EndSARS,” the governor tweeted.