While Nigerians are clamoring for change/reform of the special anti-robbery squad, SARS, a picture of the security operatives posing with guns in mufti have got internet users talking. Online users who are not happy with the way the agents operate, have heavily criticized and labelled them “reformed criminals” due to their looks.
According to some Nigerians, these are the same set of operatives who judge and arrest innocent people by their looks not knowing that they too look like thugs.
Meanwhile, The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State command, Edgal Imohimi, has issued a stern warning to policemen attached to divisions in the state to desist from wearing mufti bearing ‘SARS’ (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) while carrying out official duties. He threatened to sanction any policeman who violates the directive.
To march his words with action, Edgal said the two policemen, who allegedly assaulted a lawyer last week in Ikoyi area of Lagos, would be demoted in ranks, for wearing plain clothes to effect the arrest of the legal practitioner.
See how internet users reacted to picture of the federal SARS operatives.