It has now been one year since a youth-led mass demontration against a halted police unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), poured out anger, displeasure and calls for better administration in Nigeria.
The resentment transformed into mass unrest and turmoil, but stopped unexpectedly after the dangerous shooting of unarmed dissidents on October 20 in Lagos’ Lekki cost door.
Somewhere around 12 people were killed there as indicated by freedoms bunch Amnesty International, a case that has been questioned by neighbourhood specialists.
One of the protestors Helen at the time said : “We are here in light of the fact that our young people are burnt out on what SARS (Special Anti Robbery Squad) are doing to us. SARS are being severe in this nation and it’s not reasonable. We don’t have our privileges as young people”. Her words encapture the majority of information exchanged during the unrest but they would transform into different issues of administration that called for consideration.
“There is hunger in the land, economy is poor, there is no light, there is no streets, there is no water. Banditry in the north, seizing in the north, aggressors are battling. What did we casted a ballot you for? We casted a ballot you to carry that change to us.”- ‘DX2’, a Performing craftsman said.
Coordinators have been activating on the web for a dissent to match with the Lekki Tollgate shooting yet police experts in Lagos, Abuja and different states have been giving admonitions against the commemoration fight, asking them (coordinators) to stop the arrangement.
SARS, or the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, has for quite a long time been an infamous unit of Nigeria’s police power blamed for unlawful captures, profiling, torment and surprisingly extrajudicial killings.