Following the nationwide protest which led to the disbandment of the operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, announced that the Special Weapon and Tactics (SWAT) will replace the unit.
This didn’t go down well with Nigerians who disapproved the new unit immediately and began trending #ENDSWAT on Twitter.
The Nigerian youths called on the federal government to stop the introduction of SWAT, since the same security operatives will be redeployed to the new unit.
See some tweets below;
This change isn't the change we need.
We want a reformation, not a transformation
— Ahmed Musa (@ahmedmusa_00) October 13, 2020
— Peter Okoye MrP (@PeterPsquare) October 13, 2020
Even the AK-47 they're carrying under the name SARS is scary. Calling them #SWAT means this cruel people can just carry M-16 or Bazooka and be doing "call of duty" on Nigerian youths.
Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!😭😭😭😭😭😭 #SarsMustGoNow #EndSwat
— ENITURN ™🌍 (@eniturn) October 13, 2020
— Khalissa #EndSWAT❣ (@Deeva4dlord) October 13, 2020
— Sapphire™ #ENDSARS!🔥💡 (@_just_sapphire) October 13, 2020
Don't redeploy SARS officers to any new tactical unit. Take them back to prison from where you recruited them. #EndSWAT
— Olóyè. (@oloye__) October 13, 2020
— Fabian Jr⚡️ (@fabianjnr5) October 13, 2020
Swat Team, training Day 1 😅
— Trim Out🦍🦍 (@BestOdds10) October 13, 2020