Governor Fayose Reacts To #EndSARS Campaign

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The Ekiti State Governor – Ayodele Fayose has reacted to the ongoing call for the scrapping of the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad – SARS.

The Governor in a tweet on Monday night said, rather than scrapping the police unit, a reform would be a better alternative.

The campaign which started Saturday with the hashtag #EndSARS has seen many Nigerians raise allegations of extra-judicial killings, dispossession of properties, and other forms of intimidation against SARS officials.

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The campaign which became one of the most discussed topics on social media (especially Twitter) drew the attention of various prominent Nigerians, celebrities and other concerned citizens.

The action geared a directive by the Inspector-General of Police to call for the reorganisation of the police unit.

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According to a statement issued by police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, Monday, SARS operatives will now be controlled by officers between the ranks of a superintendent of police to chief superintendent of police at state level. The changes according to Mr. Moshood is to take immediate effect.

A former Vice President of Nigeria – Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday praised Nigerians for rising in unison to openly criticise the alleged cruelty by the SARS.