The ongoing protests against police brutality and oppression in Nigeria tagged #ENDSARS has gathered unprecedented momentum as it enters its third day.
In Awka, hundreds of youth have come out in their numbers to join the protest.
Their placards reads ‘We need cure from SARS virus #ENDSARSNOW ‘ ‘#ENDSARSNOW’
The Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a high level operation of the Nigeria Police Force for combating Armed Robbery was formed in 1992. For the past few years ,there has been reports of citizens being brutally oppressed and in many cases, innocently detained by SARS.
A twitter user @onyeka01 tweeted “SARS in Anambra are the worst in the country, sometimes they use there bus to shout Awka! Awka!! Awka!!! around upper Iweka by eastern academy. Every passenger end up in Awkuzu station #EndSARS ”
@obyno2man ” I will never forget the day SARS arrested and beat up myfriend in ifite Awka, his crime was just walking down the street with an iPhone.
There has been stories and video evidences of SARS brutality shared across social media platforms by affected Nigerians. Extortion, Unlawful arrests and detention, torture , humiliation and extrajudicial killings.
The Anambra #EndSars Protests happened at the State Police Headquarters, House of Assembly Complex and the SARS office in Awka along Zik Avenue.
Commissioner of Police Anambra State CP John Bang addressed the youths and beg for forgiveness on behalf of SARS .
In response ,the representative of the youth at the protests demanded for justice and for Government to end SARS.
The protest is still ongoing. And there are records of same protests in Lagos and Abuja .Some international organizations like CNN, BBC , Al-Jazeera and Amnesty international have made tweets in support of #ENDSARS . By far there are no records of obstruction of harassment