Connect with us

Politics

Nigerian police allegedly hire crowds to counter #EndSARS rallies

Published

on

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.

Read also: Alleged neglect, abandoned projects force youths to shut down Agip’s oil wells

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

RipplesNigeria… without borders, without fears

Click here to join the Ripples Nigeria WhatsApp group for latest updates.

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Investigations