A former Vice Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has condemned the activities of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) which has led to the deaths of many young Nigerians.
Bibian Anekwe News reports that the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) chased a young Nigerian to his death last month and on Saturday, October 3, it was reported that SARS officials killed another young Nigerian in Delta State, southeast Nigeria.
It was learned that the SARS operatives allegedly shot the young Nigerian in front of Wetland Hotel, Ughelli in Delta State and left the scene, with the development resurrecting the clamour by Nigerians for the department of the Nigeria Police to be shut. Nigerians called for #ENDSARS in a series on tweets on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Saturday.
Reacting to the recent activities of the SARS operatives which led to the death of the young Nigerian, Obi, a former governor of Anambra and VP candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 Presidental election, said: “SARS was not set up to harass, intimidate, extort, maim or kill citizens.”
The former governor, who was reacting to claim that he did little or nothing to stop SARS brutality during his time as the governor of Anambra added that “it is time to review its activities and put a stop to the excesses now associated with it.”
Obi tweeted: “Till date, I can attest, and those who know me very well can corroborate that I have never used any privileged position I held which I consider is by the Grace of God Almighty for wrong reasons.
“Indeed SARS was not set up to harass, intimidate, extort, maim or kill citizens. It is time to review its activities and put a stop to the excesses now associated with it,“ he added.