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Nigerian police allegedly hire crowds to counter #EndSARS rallies



Nigerian police allegedly hire crowds to counter #EndSARS rallies

The buzz around the #EndSARS rally that rocked the social media space, witnessed a twist as a counter rally #SupportSARS allegedly organized by the Nigerian Police came out to counter the campaigns.

Thousands of Nigerians signed an online petition on scrapping SARS, which was addressed to the National Assembly.

The petition, which led to a December 11 END SARS RALLY, to commemorate the World human Rights Day was observed in Lagos, Abuja, Rivers, Oyo and some major cities in Nigeria.

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However, in Lagos, Abuja and Rivers, a solidarity crowd, alleged to have been organized by the Nigerian Police stormed major streets; armed with placards inscribed with: “Support the IGP re-organisation of SARS”, “Say no to armed robbers and kidnappers, #encourage SARS to end violent crimes”, “Save Rivers, support SARS”, Gov. Wike is making criminals kings and attacking security agents”, “SARS has reduced mindless killings of Rivers people”.

Meanwhile, in RIvers State, some Nigerians have described the Pro-SARS rally as a desperate move by the APC-led Federal Government, particularly in Rivers State, where a perceived political quagmire is ensuing between the Governor Wike-led PDP government and the APC chapter in Rivers state.

The #ENDSARS protesters have given the inspector General of police, Ibrahim Idris, a 21-day ultimatum to scrap the unit

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