Nigerian youths have called for the end of SARS (Special Anti Robbery Squad). This was as a result of series of complaints shared online on alleged harassment, assault by the SARS operatives.
According to observers, SARS operatives were fond of harassing youths with exotic cars, phones on highways, especially Lagos State.
Using the hashtag #EndSARS, some Nigerians have been calling on the federal government to scrap the police unit.
Here are 8 celebrities who have joined #EndSARS campaign online.
Just yesterday on my way back from ilorin with my team . Luck wasn’t on our side because ? We met SARS operatives who asked for receipts to a car we hired from Lagos to ilorin. I was weak. They threatened to shoot my manager for arguing with them ??♂️ #ENDSARS
— OMO YI ? (@iamTJAN) December 3, 2017
out tweets will cause awareness YES! but the authorities can act like they didnt see the tweets since nobody literally lives on social media but a file in court is another story entirely… let's think about this #EndSARS MMT
— #TESLIM (@VectorThaViper) December 4, 2017
3. Don Jazzy
Over 100,000 tweets from concerned Nigerians. The people don’t feel protected. If we cannot FixSARS then #EndSARS.
— ITS DONJAZZY AGAIN? (@DONJAZZY) December 4, 2017
4. Yul Edochie
Dear Nigerian Government, @mbuhari @ProfOsinbajo when we your people complain bitterly about issues bothering us like SARS #EndSARS and others, its your duty to respond immediately.
Thats true leadership.
Fix the people's problems, fix Nigeria.
— Yul Edochie (@YulEdochie) December 4, 2017
5. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu
Can never forget November 2005, driving in Abuja with @sommbonu and @IAMOfem. Stopped by a plain clothes officer with a gun, chased and actually being shot at for being “suspected armed robbers”. Ofem still has the bullet scars on his shoulder.#EndSARS
— Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (@Ebuka) December 4, 2017
6. Adekunle Gold
I have experienced the brutality from some power drunk #SARS police officials as well. Hoping the govt can act swiftly on this one.
— KING AG (@adekunleGOLD) December 3, 2017
People are not supposed to be afraid of the people that are supposed to be looking after us. A couple weeks ago, at almost midnight, my friends and I had a gun pointed at us for laughing. For laughing. #EndSARS #ActuallyTakeGunsAwayFromTriggerHappyPeopleWhoHideBehindTheUniform!
— Simi (@SympLySimi) December 3, 2017
#EndSarsBrutality plenty suffer man de face. Guide and protect the people not make life miserable for them due to the pressure that comes with your work or what you going through at home. A man with gun should be mentally balance and well oriented ??
— Olamide Adedeji (@olamide_YBNL) December 3, 2017
Credit: Twitter NG