Finish SARS protesters on Wednesday shut down streets of the Anambra State capital, Awka, calling for a complete reform of the Nigeria Police Pressure.
The protesters additionally demanded the prosecution of a former SARS boss in Anambra, CSP James Nwafor who headed the squad in Anambra, accusing him of killing and maiming numerous younger individuals.
Wearing black attires, the protesters marched by means of varied streets of Awka to the Anambra State Home of Meeting, the federal government home and blocked the Enugu-Onitsha expressway at Aroma junction, inflicting severe site visitors gridlock within the metropolis.
One of many organisers of the protest, Mr Ifeanyi George stated, “We’re right here to let our voices be heard. A number of instances they’ve introduced the disbandment of SARS, however this time we wish to ensure that the disbandment is for actual.
“We’re additionally asking for justice for individuals who misplaced their lives to the brutality of the SARS individuals, and we’re asking for justice for them.
“That placard that man over there may be holding is asking for the prosecution of James Nwafor. He was the SARS Commander in Anambra at one time and was alleged to have shot and killed a younger man, asking his individuals to do their worse. We would like individuals like this dropped at ebook.
“We’re not right here for violence, however to register our grievances.”
At Aroma junction, the protesters sat on the expressway, elevating their placards, whereas the leaders reeled out names of younger individuals who allegedly met their finish within the palms of SARS operatives.
The Inspector-Basic of Police, Mohammed Abubakar had on Sunday introduced the disbandment of SARS, however barely 48 hours after, he introduced a alternative for the outfit; Particular Weapon and Techniques workforce.