The Chief executive of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, has joined the push aimed at disbanding the Special Anti-Robbery (SARS) and putting an end to police brutality in Nigeria.
Jack, in a tweet on Wednesday, urged all concerned to make donations via Bitcoin in support of the cause which has seen many Nigerians take to the street in protest.
The Twitter CEOs call is one of several made by various international groups, organizations, and celebrities from around the world and it comes on the heels of a protest that has evolved daily, with varying hashtags to echoe the position of the protesters.
— jack (@jack) October 14, 2020
Many Nigerians, in the earlier days of the demonstrations, took to the streets to protest the brutality and injustice they have encountered at the hands of SARS officials, forcing the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to dissolve the unit of the force.
Two days after, the IGP, however, announced a new unit named SWAT, stating that the team will take over the operations of the disbanded SARS unit. This move by the IGP was rejected by the people as they claimed that there is no difference between SARS and SWAT, insisting on a complete reform of the entire police force which, according to them, is rotten.
Continuing the protest in agitation for the disbandment of the newly constituted SWAT team, the protesters start the hashtag #EndSWAT to echo their stand.
According to them, the agitation has continued because the decision to immediately replace SARS operatives with SWAT is so sudden.