Reactions have been pouring following the release of a video showing operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), physically harassing a man with an iron rod.One of the several celebrities who have reacted to the video is flamboyant Nigerian, Hushpuppi.
He has now joined several Nigerian youths and celebrity calling for the reform of the Nigerian Police Force and the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS). Sharing a viral video of men dressed in SARS uniform assaulting a young man Hushpuppi said the Nigeria police force has turned into a terrorist group kidnapping citizens in the streets everyday in all parts of the country and the government has been denying this open terror by the police force
In his words,
‘I know I have a massive international audience and I want to inform the world that Nigerians are not safe in their countries any longer, please people who have the power should please probe the Nigerian government and Nigeria police force about how they Police/Sars has turned into a terrorist group, kidnapping citizens in the streets everyday in all parts of the country and the government has been denying this open terror by the police force.
People are getting missing from the streets without their families knowing their whereabouts and end up in police net where thousands of Nigerians are being maltreated dehumanized like animals for bribes and many has lost their lives there. Please if you are a true Nigerian pls keep reposting this and let’s get the world’s attention to what’s going on in the streets of Nigeria’.
Recall that the #end SARS campaign has been on for a while. The campaign has been championed by celebrities and other individuals who have suffered unpalatable treatment in the hands of the operatives.
Only days back, a Nigerian soldier with the twitter handle @jessiejagz narrated how his innocent cousin died in detention from torture in the hands of SARS operative.