#EndSARS: Atiku Joins Campaign Against Special Anti-Robbery Squad

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has joined the campaign against operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) over the arbitrary arrest and harassment of Nigerians.

Atiku on his verified twitter handle on Sunday said the arbitrary harassment of young Nigerians by police has no place in a democratic society.

“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,” Atiku tweeted.

Atiku’s comment on SARS brutality followed complaints by many Nigerians on the social media that operatives of SARS should be called to order and stopped from brutalising innocent Nigerians.

Some are even calling for the outright scrapping of the anti-crime outfit.

Following serious complaints of harassment by SARS in the social media, the Nigerian Police Force Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) on Saturday called on Nigerians to feel free to voice there complains about the operations of SARS.

“Do you have any complaints about your contact with SARS? You don’t need to know their names, all we need you to provide are details of the occurrence (action/act) with DATE, TIME & PLACE. Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) #BailisFree #NoToImpunity. Please share this message.” the tweet read.

POLICE COMPLAINT
@PoliceNG_PCRRU
Do you have any complaints about your contact with SARS?
You don’t need to know their names, all we need you to provide are details of the occurrence (action/act) with DATE, TIME & PLACE.
Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) #BailisFree #NoToImpunity.
Please share this message.
8:06 AM – Dec 2, 2017

The channels listed on the poster are, 08057000001 and 08057000001 for calls; 08057000003 for SMS and WhatsApp messages; 2BA2B5DE for BlackBerry messages with the assurance that all complains will be treated swiftly.

As a result of this many Nigerians expressed their opinions on Twitter. Many posted tweets and videos of police brutality and harassment by SARS operatives.

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