In the afternoon of Sunday 11th October 2020, the IGP announced through a live broadcast, the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad(SARS), after several days of protests across the country.
— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) October 11, 2020
We’ve heard this story several times. From banning SARS operations to disbanding the squad, to dissolving SARS, this is a tale of the ages. At this point, it seems like they change words when the hashtags start to trend just to get us to keep quiet about it.
This time we’ve had enough. The youth as a collective have decided that we MUST make our voices heard. Redeploying the same officers to different units is just not enough. We are not convinced and here’s why:
Four (4) Reasons We’re Not Convinced. 🚩 #EndSARS
— The Republic (@republicjournal) October 11, 2020
They still have the power, they still have the guns and like the continued violence against protesters in Ogbomosho and across the country has shown us, it is far from over. When we said #EndSARS, we meant the end. To be more specific, here are some of the protest demands we at SociaLiga wholeheartedly support:
A complete reform of the Nigerian Police Force
All of this
The government has claimed to end this corrupted unit several times. We have seen time and time again, that SARS cannot be reformed. Now is the time to put it to rest, finally. We are tired, and we won’t stop until our voices are heard.
Want to lend your voice in a peaceful protest? Read here: https://www.thesocialiga.com/list-of-peaceful-protests-today-near-you/
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