Nigerians, in the last 24-48 hours have taken to social media with the hashtag #EndSARS to protest the unsolicited harassment, arrest, brutality being carried out by the operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The campaign against the high handedness of SARS in the country saw popular figures in the entertainment industry take part in the campaign as they condemned their activities and call on the government to poscribe them.
However, President Buhari’s aide on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie believe that the outcry on social media against SARS is being sponsored by those she tagged as “Cyber Criminals”
Lauretta Onochie said this on sunday in reaction to the online protest against the unprovoked activities of the operatives which in some cases as resulted to deaths of young Nigerians.
1. I have no doubt that there are some staff of SARS who are unprofessional in their dealings with d public, same way we have unprofessionalism in d Army, Mainstream Police, Customs, Civil Service, Public Service, traders, Lawyers, Doctors, journalists, teachers, pastors, etc.
2. But what is going on now, is a COORDINATED ATTACK BY CYBER CRIMINALS joined by UNSUSPECTING INNOCENT CITIZENS.
This is not the first time. We must stand by our national institutions while working to improve their effectiveness. Thats what patriotism is about.