Nigerians launch #EndSARS campaign on Twitter

by | December 3, 2017 5:29 pm



Nigerians have launched an #EndSARS campaign on Twitter, detailing atrocities allegedly committed by the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad and called for its scrapping.

 

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, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

 

In post after post, 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, it was alleged.

 

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

 

Bukky Shonibare

@BukkyShonibare

#EndSARS

2015: It was about 6.40pm, somewhere around Federal Secretariat, Abuja. A friend and I were concluding a brief discussion in my car when SARS men quickly drove in front of us and blocked my car. Like an action film, they jumped off theirs, swung my car doors open… /1

1:07 PM – Dec 3, 2017

7 7 Replies   500 500 Retweets   78 78 likes

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@OmowumiBright

My brother was arrested some years back by SARS in his shop cuz he looks like one who smoke weed. He was detained for almost 2 years. Ever since then he has stpd living a normal life cuz the shock is still all over him #Endsars

6:14 AM – Dec 3, 2017

45 45 Replies   1,650 1,650 Retweets   437 437 likes

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OMO YI

@iamTJAN

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

12:35 PM – Dec 3, 2017 · Victoria Island, Nigeria

46 46 Replies   2,329 2,329 Retweets   839 839 likes

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Simi

@SympLySimi

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 # ActuallyTakeGunsAwayFromTrigge rHappyPeopleWhoHideBehindTheUn iform!

1:44 PM – Dec 3, 2017

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