Many citizens and Footballers shared their bitter experience in the hand of SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad)
If there ever was a time for our voices to be heard collectively, it is now. Now that we are united against a common enemy – the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The #EndSARS movement is one that is without tribe or religion or class or gender. It touches us all.
More footballers are coming out to share their ordeal in the hands of officials of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit in the Nigeria Police Force, and also joining in the agitations to end the unit immediately.
The latest is former Shooting Stars and Kano Pillars’ attacking midfielder, Tony Edjomariegwe.
Edjomariegwe, who currently plays in Morocco with Moghreb Tétouan, claimed in a Facebook post that SARS officials demanded $1,000 when he was in the country last year for the holidays.
In the past days, there have been widespread protests across the country as many have expressed their reservations particularly against the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Among other things, SARS officials have been accused of harassment of citizens, intimidation and extra-judicial killings in the discharge of their duties across Nigeria.
Football players, who are often flamboyant in their lifestyle with many enjoy wearing dreadlocks, dying their hair in different colours and the likes, have been wrongly profiled and harassed by SARS officials on many occasions.
Meanwhile, football superstars Wilfred Ndidi and Asisat Oshoala have added their voices to the #EndSARS campaign.
#EndSARS for the safety of Nigerians… we are scared to visit home because the people who are meant to protect us are killing us. Looking good with dreads is not a crime..
— Ndidi Wilfred (@Ndidi25) October 10, 2020
Nigeria youths are very happy and delight about how Footballers keep sharing thier experience in the hand of SARS. This has help in fueling the campaign