Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has joined the campaign against operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) over the arbitrary arrest and harassment of Nigerians.
Atiku on his verified twitter handle on Sunday said the arbitrary harassment of young Nigerians by police has no place in a democratic society.
”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,” Atiku tweeted.
Atiku’s comment on SARS brutality followed complaints by many Nigerians on the social media that operatives of SARS should be called to order and stopped from brutalising innocent Nigerians.
Some are even calling for the outright scrapping of the anti-crime outfit.
Following serious complaints of harassment by SARS in the social media, the Nigerian Police Force Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) on Saturday called on Nigerians to feel free to voice there complains about the operations of SARS.