In what seems like the beginning of the very end, the EndSARS convention, might be ready to finally lock horns with the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigerian Police (SARS).
The EndSARS campaign has shunned against any option of reform or temporary “ban” from the Nigerian government, calls for permanent end of the dreaded security department.
Nigerian celebrities, in the likes of Laycon Wizkid, Runtown, Naira Marley, Davido, Paul and Peter Okoye, Mr Eazi, YCEE amongst many others, had weighed in on the matter all through the weekend, through their various social media platforms, pushing the EndSARS campaign to an all time high.
According to reports, it was this momentum that saw to it that the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo quickly met with IGP Adamu to find a lasting solution and douse the already rising tensions. Following the meeting, news filtered through in the afternoon hours of Sunday 4th October that FSARS has been banned from our roads with immediate effect.
Nigerian youths are however not having it this time, saying they’ve heard this particular song from the government a million times before and now ‘Enough is Enough’.
Presently, there is a plan to still go ahead with the preplanned peaceful protests against the several reports of deaths, and injustice being meted on Nigerian youths by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad ‘SARS’.
See some screenshots of their reactions and their reasons for wanting to go on with the EndSARS campaign ;
As a matter of facts, barely 24 hours after the audio banning, youths have presented fresh evidences of continued lawlessness by these operatives. Why now should they not continue with the EndSARS afterall? See some;
Recall that On Saturday, 3 October, 2020, videos surfaced on social media that showed Nigerian youths being harassed by the SARS with their cars taken from them and the victims whisked away. One of which aggravated the campaign was a young man who was allegedly killed and abandoned by the men of SARS in Delta state, his Lexus SUV driven away.
A video shows men of the SARS allegedly arresting a man and his sister because they drove in a benz.
Prior to today, the Nigerian youths and celebrities have reached out to the government to end the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Police. This follows numerous daily harassments and infringements on the rights of the people from a department that is expected to protect the citizens.
Do you think the EndSARS protest should go on with their protest or wait and see if the government will actually enforce the ban this time around?