Nigerians have renewed calls for proscription of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force over alleged extrajudicial killings and harassment of young people.


On Saturday, a video of a man allegedly shot by SARS officials in Ughelli, Delta state, surfaced online and went viral.

This had opened the floodgates of criticisms on social media platforms, especially Twitter.

Using the hashtags #EndSARS and WarOnSARS, several Nigerians shared their harrowing experiences with officials of the police unit.


They also called for its scrapping, lamenting the nightmares SARS officials have continued to cause youths.

This Is Getting worse every day. Promising Youths Lives Been Cut Short. Why Should We Be Living In Fear? Why Should We Be Scared To Move Freely? Why Must Our Peers Return Home And The First Question We Ask Is “POLICE DEY ROAD” ? “YOU SEE POLICE”? WHY,” Small Doctor asked.

No doubt, SARS officers have turned themselves into state-sponsored terrorists and robbers. They frame, arrest, extort and kill Nigerians at will. Evidence after evidence has been made public with names of culprits, but the FG has chosen to turn a blind eye. We must #EndSarsNow,” a Twitter user said.


This is not the first time there will be a public outcry against the activities of SARS.

In December 2017, the internet was inundated with calls for scrapping of the police department over incidents of brutality, abuse and harassment reported against SARS operatives.

Here is what some Nigerians had to say:



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