Former Vice-president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has reacted to a campaign on twitter calling for dissolution of SARS in Nigeria.
According to reports available to BigPen Online, Alhaji Abubakar who is also a top contender for the 2019 presidential election took to his twitter handle @atiku to express his opinion on the issue.
“The arbitrary harassment of young Nigerians by police (who should be protecting them) has no place in a democratic society.
“The #EndSars protest shows Nigerian youths are upset and the matter needs urgent attention. Everyday we encourage or young people to become entrepreneurs. Buying a laptop to earn a living shouldn’t attract harassment.
“I commend our young people for protesting these injustices peacefully online and encourage the IG of @PoliceNG to take these complaints seriously.
“I also urge the National Assembly to look into these complaints and address the human rights issues. Reforms are urgently needed”, he tweeted.
BigPen Online reports that the actions of SARS in recent times has created tension between the force and Nigerian youths and a look at the #EndSars which has been trending at number one since Saturday (yesterday) showed thousands of citizens complaining and a major portion of them young people whose offence is that they carry laptops.