Celebrities and the no-nonsense citizens of Nigeria took a stand worldwide as they went to the street to peacefully voice their anger on SARS.
Their voices were finally heard as the government officially announced the end of SARS.
In official uniformed tweets released by the presidency’s handle, the government wrote, “Presidential Directive: The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force @PoliceNG has been dissolved WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT. The Inspector General of Police will communicate further developments in this regard.
PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE: The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force @PoliceNG has been dissolved WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT.— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) October 11, 2020
The Inspector General of Police will communicate further developments in this regard.
This news came out shortly after Nigerians in the UK stormed Nigeria’s High Commission in London chanting “#EndSARS’. Celebrities including Athlete, Mike Edwards, global stars, WizKid, Mr Eazi and Smade were among protesters.
This is the Nigerian Community in the UK. This is for if you have any doubts this means everything to Nigerians everywhere @MBuhari @ProfOsinbajo @PoliceNG #EndPoliceBrutality pic.twitter.com/FN0zsyaF96— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) October 11, 2020
Protests were also held in Canada and Dublin, Ireland
The #EndSARS protest resumed again in 2020 when a video clip emerged on Twitter of a witness claiming SARS operatives had murdered a young man and took off with his Lexus Jeep.
More outcry came as many more victims – dead and alive – were revealed with in depth information of the trauma they went through in the hands of SARS.
This In the end, the NG Government finally heard its citizens and made the move to dissolve SARS.
Wizkid at the #endsars protest in London— streetsupdates (@streetsupdates) October 11, 2020
.#EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria #EndNigeriaNow #EndASUUStrike #AttaPokuDay #MapOfTheSoulOne_D2 #Formula1 #Dissolved #ReformNigeriaPolice #togetherwecan pic.twitter.com/OmQkSJB4EI