Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial capital city on Wednesday, 7th October 2020 witnessed a protest by youths of Nigeria calling on the government to totally scrap the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
This is part of the National outcry against the intimidation, harassment, and extra-judicial killings of innocent members of the public by SARS operatives.
The protests which commenced today (Wednesday) will run through Friday, October 9 with a march to the Force Headquarters, Ikeja, Lagos, as well as the Lagos State Government House according to the organizers.
As earlier reported by Naija News, stating their demands to the Nigerian government and the Police Force during the exercise, the protesters said they demand the “transparent prosecution of all officers involved in extra-judicial activities, justice for victims of extra-judicial activities as well as the call for the police to have a list of officers that have been found culpable of extra-judicial activities.”
Their demands also include “public enquiry on the activities of the unit in the past one year, compensation to be given to verifiable victims both dead and alive, tags on all policemen with names and job details, no police officer should be found in civil wear while on duty with a gun, police should stop going around in unidentifiable cars or buses and digital mediums for tracking cases with the police.”
See some photos from the protest.
The Police also addressed the #EndSars protesters.
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