Joining the league of Nigerians lamenting over the brutality of SARS operatives, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has asked the Federal Government to review the activities of SARS, while condemning the “reports of intimidation, harassment and outright extortion” by SARS.
Atiku noted that SARS has gradually become an agency for oppression instead of for protection of the people.
The former presidential candidate tweeted: “The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) 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 (SARS) 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.”