Nigerians have took to the social media to rejoice over the shutdown of SARS in Nigeria by the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. Osinbajo ordered the immediate overhaul of SARS and ordered a thorough investigation of alleged unlawful activities.
According the Osinbajo, all operatives in the emerging Unit conduct their operations in strict adherence to the rule of law and with due regard to International Human Rights Law and the constitutionally guaranteed rights of suspects.
Nigerians received the news with joy as they shutdown Twitter with different reactions. Using the hashtag #EndSARS,
Some of the comments are listed below:
Well done to you @segalink and the team. It takes a lot of discipline to remain methodical, focused & persistent without allowing a rush of blood to the head to derail efforts. For academics like us, the process you all have adopted to successfully #EndSARS is worthy of study👏🏽
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) August 14, 2018
I commend @ProfOsinbajo for responding to Nigerians’ clamour over SARS, however, I don’t believe an overhaul is what is required. You shouldn’t overhaul what has become a vehicle for oppressing Nigerians. I call on the VP to #EndSARS and return its officers to core police duties
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) August 14, 2018
If one man through his doggedness could #ENDSARs, imagine what would happen if millions of us are ready and dogged enough to create a NIGERIA that is desirable..Anything is possible.
— Larryvvip (@dadaomolara194) August 14, 2018
Congratulations Distinguished Segun Awosanya and the entire team who worked tirelessly to achieve this onerous accomplishment. I am eternally proud to be associated with the #EndSARS #ReformPoliceNG and to have met the humble, humane and erudite @segalink at the MUSON event. pic.twitter.com/KJqGhakiSU
— Charles E. Onyemakonor (@MrCeoNigeria) August 14, 2018
As usual, someone will probably accuse Prof Osinbajo of trying to “satisfy everybody” soon, for doing the right thing o. 🤣
— King Sola (@Solar_unique) August 14, 2018