Nigerians have again sought to #EndSARS in reaction to the death of Kolade Johnson, a football fan, who was shot dead by policemen from the Anti-Cultism Unit (SARS) of Lagos State Command.
Its was reported earlier that Johnson’s death occurred when an unmarked commercial bus visited Mangoro/Onipetesi community in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, on Sunday afternoon in search of youths dressed wildly and rocking dreadlocks.
In an attempt to disperse a crowd which had gathered during the raid, one of the police operatives shot dead Johnson, who was trying to leave the scene after watching English Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham.
Apparently displeased with the development, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to express their grievances with Johnson’s death and in the process called for the immediate disbandment o the unit.
AN24.net captured some of the reactions below…
Like @AishaYesufu would say, "Today's victims were yesterday's survivors. Today's survivors would be tomorrow's victims. Who is next?"
— Casper D Friendly Ghost(Adesanmi's distant mentee) (@st_prof_cas11) March 31, 2019
A young Nigerian is gunned down in his prime by the same Security Agents who are supposed to protect him and there is deafening silence from the Government and the Nigerian Police? Pathetic! #EndSARS
— OLAONIPEKUN JOHN (@olamayor) April 1, 2019
Being young is NOT a crime. Having dreadlocks is NOT a crime.
Sagging your jeans is NOT a crime.
Having tattoos and piercings is NOT a crime.
The big crime is the police harassing and killing the innocent youth they are paid to protect, and nobody stopping them. #EndSARS
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) April 1, 2019
We speak o, we no speak o, Everybody na Target.. say e never reach your side no mean say Dem no dey 'Gun at you'(Yes! Pun Intended)… It's only a matter of time
So since we're all 'Potential Victims', it's best we all just Keep Speaking.#EndSARS
RIP Kolade 🙏
— Yom' (@YomYom_) April 1, 2019
Why should we manage a virus
deadly virus that sucks blood
not the blood of goats & rams
But of human full of life & sound
— DENG DENG🌐 (@UtchayMillion) April 1, 2019
SARS like Satan have a 3-fold ministry:
They don't protect shit
Arrogant lot shielded by the dysfunctional police system.
They kill at will
They kill cuz we're young
They kill cuz we're Nigerians
They are vampires
They are murderers#EndSARS#EndSARS
— Aniefiok Etim (@aniefioketimMyk) April 1, 2019