Nigerians have resumed the call for the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the country after the death of a Nigerian footballer was linked to some of its operatives.
The footballer, Tiyamiyu Kazeem, who was the Assistant Captain of Remo Stars Football Club was allegedly killed by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, in Sagamu on Saturday.
The club, in a statement on its Twitter handle on Saturday said they regret to announce the departure of “our assistant Captain and Defender, Tiyamiyu Kazeem (Kaka).
“The Club is doing everything possible to investigate his ultimately death. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
“Until his death, he was a humble and reliable defender for Remo Stars FC in the ongoing 2019/2020 Nigeria National League (NNL).”
The death of the footballer has reignited the calls for the scrapping of SARS among Nigerians.
The current tragic incident is among many others that have been allegedly carried out by SARS operatives in the country.
SARS operatives were under fire in Abeokuta during the week for allegedly shooting two traders at a market place.
Odunews.com also reported how some SARS operatives stormed a Lagos hotel to harass people before they were beaten up by Soldiers.
A cross section of Nigerians have taken to social media to lash out at the Police and also call for the ‘unconditional’ disbandment of SARS.
See some reactions below:
Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) Assistant Captain and Defender, Tiyamu Kazeem (Kaka) has been killed by a policeman from the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) from the Ogun State Command.#EndSars pic.twitter.com/ohfsYEPUdt
— SME Media (@media_sme) February 22, 2020
It started from military flogging people. Fela sang about it but nobody talked.
We allowed them slap us and flog us but we didn't talk. It moved to collecting bribes publicly on the road but Nigerians kept mute..
— Michael C. Bernard (@malechiamaka) February 22, 2020
This #EndSARS should be trending everyday.
Why do we wait till someone is killed before we talk about this issue.
Tomorrow the issue will die.
Next week sars will kill someone, then we all become social media warriors smh.
— Ogochukwu (@TheEmmalez) February 22, 2020
I think we should advocate violence for violence since it seems there's no end to the incessant killings by rogue SARS officers.
Kill one person, then you get killed.
How long would this be?
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) February 22, 2020
— ʀօօɮօʏ® (@only1rooboy) February 22, 2020
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