#EDBSARS: Protesters refuse to back down except demands are met


Five days into the #ENDSARS protest across the country, protesters have refused to back down till certain demands are met by the government including the reform of the policing sector.

With the Hashtag #EndSARS, various groups from Lagos to Ibadan, Oyo, etc have continued to protest the unending police brutality in the country.

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police disbanded the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) 48 hours after the youth trooped to the streets.

The aggrieved #ENDSARS protesters said dissolving of SARS is just one out of the demands that they have and have vowed that they would continue to protest if their demands are not met.

Here are the demands:

.Immediate release of all arrested protesters

  • Justice for all deceased victims of police brutality and appropriate compensations for their families.

  • Set up an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reported police misconduct within a period of 10 days

  • In-line with the new police act, carry out psychological evaluation and retaining of all disbanded SARS before they can deployed, this should be verified by an independent body.

  • The government should increase police salary and they should adequately compensated for protecting lives and property of the citizens.

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police (IGP),  Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday set up a new tactical unit to replace the disbanded SARS.

In a statement by the Force spokesman,  Frank Mba the new unit is named Special Weapons and Tactics Team – (SWAT).