The Special Anti-Robbery Squad popularly known as SARS was recently disbanded by the Federal Government after a massive protest from youths which took over the whole media space.
The protest also garnered international coverage, with Nigerians abroad and top entertainers from around the world joining the protest with their official handles. As at the moment, the protest is a successful one as the federal government has accepted all the demands of the protesters, assuring that it will do everything in its capacity to make sure that police brutality and criminality ends and becomes a thing of the past.
Recall that protesters have also called for the prosecution of erring officers, as well as for an independent Committee to look into the cases of abuse of power and flagrant disobedience of rules of engagement. They also called for psychological evaluation of the erstwhile SARS officers before reassignment. Also, in furtherance to their promises, the IGP has announced that ongoing structural changes are currently happening within the force. One among them is the recently announced SWAT Task Force.
This has not gone down well with the protesters. Till date, some person’s have also lost their lives in the protest, necessitating a candle lighting for the fallen heroes.
The protest has now gone worldwide, with some protesters reportedly arrested in Egypt.
Here are some of the top Inspiring Photos from the protest that will surely be remembered for ages: