Naija News reports that protesting youths in Nigeria are agitating for the end to Police brutalization and extra judicial killings of Nigerians. The protesters have been on the streets for more than a week now, protesting the brutalities, humiliation, and extortion of Nigerians, especially the youths.
The protesters demanded an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a police unit under the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department headed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police Anthony Ogbizi, using a hashtag: #EndSARS.
On Sunday, October 11, 2020, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu disbanded SARS following a widespread protest from Nigerians worldwide.
However, since the announcement that SARS has been scrapped, the protesters have refused to leave the streets, which a Presidential Advisory Committee says might force the Federal Government to take drastic measures against the protesting youths.
Reacting to the ongoing #EndSARS protests across various cities in Nigeria in a post on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Friday, October 16, two months after he called for the immediate arrest of the Nigerian President, Imam of Peace said “if Buhari really wants to end SARS, Fulani crime and Boko Haram’s terrorism, then he must first resign and allow someone else to do the job.” This he said was “because a criminal doesn’t fight crime.”