A controversial police unit (SARS) in Nigeria was disbanded after nationwide and social media protest against its actions.
The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has come under fire for police brutality which has led to protests in Nigeria which spilled over to social media.
The same Twitter account said that the officers in the disbanded unit will be redeployed with immediate effect. The Nigerian Police also went further to give more information about the dissolution of this controversial police unit assuring Nigerians that they are taking it seriously.
This was a culmination of a strong social media protest that was headed by Nigerians on social media, especially on Twitter. Nigeria Twitter was quite galvanized the past few days with the #ENDSARS campaign that sought to highlight police brutality in the state. They tagged everyone to join the movement to highlight the issue.
It was spearheaded by Nigerian celebrities and later on, Nigerians found a way to tag famous American celebrities to contribute to the course
Later on, American celebrities joined the campaign against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
Apparently this is not the first time Nigerians have commented about SARS. Back in December 2017, the hashtag trended after some people narrated their terrible experiences with SARS officials. It also comes after a time Nigeria celebrated their 60th Independence anniversary.