SARS: How you can put an end to police harassment and brutality! – Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki tells Buhari.
Bukola Saraki told the President to immediately to put an immediate end to police harassment and brutality being carried out by members of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The former Senate President said the unlawful arrest and dictatorial and tyrannical nature of the officers who he termed as “rogues” are disheartening and unacceptable.
He also added that the unit needs to be restructured for better efficiency and performance of their duty which is to protect the lives and property of Nigerians.
Bukola Saraki said this in a series of tweets posted via his Twitter page. .
His tweets read;
The reports of the continued harassment, illegal arrest, detention and high handedness by rogue cells of the SARS Unit of @PoliceNG against innocent Nigerians – most of them young people – in spite of efforts to reform the Police & raise standards of policing, are disheartening.
A situation where the officers of @PoliceNG become a threat to the lives and property of the very citizens they swore to protect is condemnable and unacceptable.
I call on the Federal Government to immediately put a stop to these reprehensible activities and restructure the unit to better perform its lawful duties of safe guarding the lives and property of the Nigerian people.
At the moment, Nigerians on Twitter have created the hashtag; “EndSarsBrutality” and #EndSARS now!
The protest against SARS was reignited after the death of a young man who was reportedly shot by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Delta State yesterday.