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Atiku, Dankwambo, other Nigerians launch #EndSARS campaign on Twitter

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Gombe state Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo and other Nigerians have launched an #EndSARS campaign on Twitter, detailing atrocities committed by the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad and called for its scrapping.

SAARS: Police
SAARS: Police

The #EndSARS campaign as at 2pm was number one on Twitter. And it was immediately followed by over 400,000 tweets on the Police themselves.

In posts after posts, Nigerians recounted  horrible, harrowing encounters with SARS, the dreaded squad  of the police, set up to fight banditry. Often, the men went off course to torment innocent Nigerians.

Atiku wrote: 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.

He also twitted, “Everyday, we encourage our young people to become entrepreneurs. Buying a laptop to earn a living shouldn’t attract harassment. I commend our young people for protesting these injustices peacefully online, and encourage the IG of @PoliceNG to take these complaints seriously. I also urge the National Assembly to look into these complaints, and address the human rights issues. Reforms are urgently needed.”

Joining his voice too, Governor Dankwambo twitted, “I wholeheartedly support Nigerians in the call for #EndSARS. Those charged with the protection of Nigerian lives and property have now become the danger to those they are supposed to protect. However, I believe that we need more reforms in the Nigeria Police.”

Here are some other tweets from Nigerians detailing one horrible thing said about SARS by the campaigners:

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