Following the Fresh Killings of Nigeria youth, there have been calls again by Nigerians for the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
On Saturday, some rights organisations and youths on social media reject the illegal activities of SARS operatives and they urge the police and Federal Government to Scrap the unit.
Video clips of how SARS operatives illegally arrest, extort, and kill youths at will was shared by different Nigerians on Social Media.
The exhibition of lawlessness and impunity by SARS officials was also criticized by Prominent Nigerians.
Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar said SARS is no longer following the purpose in which it was created but have rather turned to oppressors.
He said, “The Special Anti-Robbery Squad unit of the @PoliceNG was set up to confront violent crimes such as armed robbery, kidnapping, and other related crimes. "However, the unit has today morphed into an oppressor of the Nigerian masses who strive every day for a better life.
“Reports of intimidation, harassment and outright extortion by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad have continued unabated.
“I strongly condemn their cruel actions against our people, and I urge the government to rise to the occasion and nip this monstrosity in the bud with the seriousness it deserves.
“It is expedient that the activities of SARS are reviewed to ensure that the rogue elements are excised from the unit and sanity returned to its operations.”
Also speaking on this development, the general overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman said, “SARS should be proscribed. They are a disgrace to the police. They are worst than the criminals they claim to be against. Their trigger-happy nature has rendered mothers childless, sent youths on premature extinction, wasted destinies, they will reap what they sow."