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[News] Acting President Osinbajo Finally ‘Ends’ SARS [See Nigerians Reactions]

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After so many complaints of the abuse of power by the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS), acting President Yemi Osinbajo has directed the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to, with immediate effect, shut down the Squad.
The order follows persistent complaints and reports on the activities of SARS that border on allegations of human rights violations, which is after many months of online and street outcry of the #ENDSARS campaign.
In a statement signed on Tuesday by his Osinbajo’s media aide, Laolu Akande, the IGP has been instructed to ensure that any Unit that will emerge from the process, will be intelligence-driven, restricted to the prevention and detection of armed robbery, kidnapping, apprehension of offenders linked to the stated offences, and nothing more.
A statement from Laolu Akande, the media aide of the acting president, reads;“Following persistent complaints and reports on the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) that border on allegations of human rights violations, His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo SAN, Acting-President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, has directed the Inspector General of Police to, with immediate effect, overhaul the management and activities of SARS and ensure that any unit that will emerge from the process, will be intelligence-driven and restricted to the prevention and detection of armed robbery and kidnapping, and apprehension of offenders linked to the stated offences, and nothing more”.
Read the full statement below
The #EndSARS campaign Chief, Segun Awosanya who also confirmed the report, wrote;

“We WON Guys! #EndSARS #ReformPoliceNG @julietkego @Tutsy22@DrJoeAbah Time to build a new. The #NewNigeria is real. Congrats to @PoliceNG as we begin to reform. Out with the Old and welcome the New.  #OsinbajoDelivers

“Thanks @yemusan1 @koredebello @RuggedyBaba @fodewunmi@ChubaEzeks @Iykepfs @DrArowoloAyoola @ikehiemma and all the great people out there that have been contributing daily in the past one year. Now to focus on monitoring sustainably #ReformPoliceNG

“The Devil is in the details. The implementation of the order is key. We will remain vigilant as we press on to ensure effective monitoring. Humans are weakest at the point of success but we must understand that success by itself is a journey & never a destination”.

Below are some Twitter comments COLOSSSUS GISTS gathered:

@Osascruz, ”As Acting President, first the sacked the DSS Boss for the invasion of National Assembly. Now ordered for the overhaul of SARS with immediate effect. 2weeks, 2 Great Actions.”

@YemieFASH, ”We should all commend Acting President @ProfOsinbajo on this one. He has given a Presidential Directive for the overhaul of SARS.”

@CACCOT1, ”He ordered the sack of DSS boss last week (Lawal Daura), he ordered the overhaul of SARS this week. He was able to achieve this feat because his boss went for 10 days holiday! May you not journey with people who will rubbish your intelligence because of money, fame or power.”

@Kelvin_Odanz, ”If you’ve ever tweeted for the #ENDARS campaign, your tweets were not in vain. The victory is finally here.Next is to get justice for those who lost their lives to rogue lawless members of the now “defunct” SARS.”

@sire_liljosh, ”Prof. Osibanjo sacked the DG of DSS for ‘abuse’ of power. He has also directed the IGP of Police to, with immediate effect, overhaul the management and activities of SARS. Everything always seems to work when Baba Bubu is not around.”

@kaybest, ”Am I the only one that thinks ending SARS now is just scope? Have we not been shouting for more than a year now? Why is it for months to the election? Stay as woke as possible.”

@RovielOG, ”My fellow Nigerians, it’s has gotten to the period of enjoyment, our suffering will reduce because they have started campaigning.

SARS would be scrapped. NEPA will give us light and forget to come for the bill

Fuel price will reduce, Salaries would be paid early. In all these Stay woke.”

@Virus_pluto, ”My people, brace yourselves and get ready for a new Nigeria. They’ll go from SARS to armed robbers….most of the SARS are going keep their guns.”

@iamwhunee, ”I’d have honestly preferred the Ag President to sack the current IG of Police, appoint another one and give him the task of overhauling the SARS because from past occurrences, this IG isn’t the one who obeys order giving to him but we move all the same. #EndSARS.”

@iam_bola, ”I refuse to fall for any of these. This government knows what They’re doing, Reform Sars, Increased NYSC allowance Allawee, plus minimum wage too. Its a scam for 2019.”

@sire_liljosh, ”Prof. Osibanjo sacked the DG of DSS for ‘abuse’ of power. He has also directed the IGP of Police to, with immediate effect, overhaul the management and activities of SARS. Everything always seems to work when Baba Bubu is not around.”


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