The Nigerian Twittersphere was on Saturday awash with calls for scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) after its operatives allegedly killed a man in Delta state.
Video clips had surfaced on Twitter wherein a witness claimed the young man, who was commuting around Ugheli town in the south-southern state, was gunned down while they fled with his vehicle.
In one of the videos, pedestrians could be seen chasing the operatives involved while private cars closely tailed both the vehicle of the policemen and that of the deceased said to have been taken by them.
“A young man was shot dead today in broad daylight by SARS officers at Ughelli, Delta state. After killing him, they stole his car (Lexus Jeep) and left his body on the roadside,” the witness said.
“SARS officers are now rogue criminals in uniform #EndSARS. Its time the youths declared war.”
A Young Man Was Shot Dead Today In Broad Daylight By SARS Officers At Ughelli, Delta State. After Killing Him, They Stole His Car (Lexus Jeep) And Left His Body On The Road Side. SARS Officers Are Now Rogue Criminals In Uniform #EndSARS. Its Time The Youths Declared #WarOnSars.. pic.twitter.com/F9EcahVNDH
— Somto Okonkwo (@MrSomtoOkonkwo) October 3, 2020
In another video, residents rushed to the scene of the incident to assist the victim, who is seen bleeding and showing no sign of life as men in the background continued saying “he’s dead”.
SARS in Ughelli, Delta State, a few hours ago murdered a young boy in front of Wetland hotels and drove away with the deceased white Lexus Jeep car according to an eyewitness account.
— Maybeks (@MayUbeku) October 3, 2020