By Dipo Olowookere
Former Vice President, Mr Atiku Abubaker, has joined other Nigerians calling for the immediate scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police.
A moment again, Nigerians took to Twitter, a popular social media platform, to vent their anger on the alleged atrocities of the arm of the police force.
There have been reports of men of the SARS brutalising citizens and calls in the past for the police authorities to address these issues had not been looked into.
Joining the Twitter protest, which has the #EndSARS hashtag, the former Vice President said the humiliation of citizens has no place in a democratic setting.
According to Mr Atiku, the various calls for the scrapping of SARS show that Nigerians, especially the youth, are fed up with the system.
“The arbitrary harassment of young Nigerians by Police (who should be protecting them) has no place in a democratic society. The #EndSARS protest shows Nigerian youth are upset and the matter needs urgent attention,” the former Vice President posted on his verified Twitter page on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the police authorities have responded to the Twitter protest, rolling out platforms Nigerians can lay their complaints if harassed by men of SARS.
“Do you have any complaints about your contact with SARS? contact PCRRU 24/7 via 080570000001, 080570000002 (calls only), 080570000003 (SMS and Whatsapp), 58A2B5DE (BBM), @PoliceNG_PCRRU, www.facebook.com/PolicePCRRU, firstname.lastname@example.org,
“Our quick response will put a smile on your face, no to impunity,” the police posted on its Twitter page.
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