#ENDSARS! Do not politicize the campaign. Group tells FG

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Groups protesting against the existence of SARS accused the members of SARS of extortion, kidnapping, robbery, killings and all manner of corruption.

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The call to #ENDSARS operations by Nigerians which started on social media is gradually becoming a worrisome task that needs the attention of not only the police authorities but that of lawmakers.

Some social activists in Abuja, Anambra and Rivers State took to the streets to campaign against the existence of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS and that effort should be made to avoid politicizing the campaign.

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Some other groups suspected to be sponsored by APC emerged in Port Harcourt and Abuja calling for the retention of SARS claiming that thesquad fights crime, which is the major reason why they were created.

Groups protesting against the existence of SARS accused the members of SARS of extortion, kidnapping, robbery, killings and all manner of corruption.

The Concerned Men and Women Association of Nigeria, CMWAN, put up a defense protest in Abuja, stating that stopping the operations of SARS will not help Nigeria in anyway. The group claimed to be neutral; not being in support of any political party.

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The protest to scrap SARS was stronger in Rivers State by the PDP supporters who demand the immediate stop of the squad as they are being use by APC power lords to disrupt the activities of the state.

The Grassroots Development Initiative, GDI, championed the protest against the existence of SARS by directly calling for the sack and immediate prosecution of the SARS Commander in Rivers State, Akin Fakorede.

The Free Rivers Development Initiative, FRDI, which is All Progressive Congress, APC supporters has countered the protest by insisting that SARS should not be scrapped.

Recall that the Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike had earlier in September allege that the SARS Squad in Rivers State is responsible for the numerous crime going on in the state, which include robbery and kidnapping just to mention few.

With the current protest against members of SARS it is clear that more attention should be giving to SARS by the police authorities and lawmakers. There should be close surveillance on their activities and serious penalty for any member of SARS who is found in crime of any sort.

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