Youths in Lagos are currently staging a peaceful protest demanding an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The protesting youths gathered at Ikeja underbridge carrying different placards with various inscriptions lamenting police brutality and unlawful killings.
The youths in a signed petition said despite several reforms announced by the Inspector General of Police, “cases of abuse of citizens by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad have increased without any steps taken by the high command of the Nigeria Police Force to address the fundamental problem of impunity of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.”
Lagosians protesting against #FSARS demand to see Inspector General of Police to present their petition directly.
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They, therefore, demand the total disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
They plan to take the protest to Police Headquarters in Ikeja and to the Lagos State House of Assembly and continue for the next three days.
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