Story By Akinola Emmanuel
Hundred of protesters on Friday monitor hindered free flow of traffic as they marched through major streets of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital in solidarity with other protesters around the country on the need to end the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS of the Nigeria Police.
The protesters most of whom are students and in their early 20s and 30s, grounded vehicular movement along major streets in Ibadan and ended up at the State Government Secretariat.
Speaking on behalf of the protesters at the state police command, Eleyele Ibadan, one of their leaders said they are protesting in solidarity with other protesters and victims of SARS brutality on the need to end SARS in the Nigeria Police.
He expressed their displeasure to many unnecessary killing by men of SARS across the country and called for immediate scrapping of the squard.
Responding, the Oyo State police commissioner, Joe Nwachukwu Enweowu said nothing like harassment by SARS has been witnessed in the state since he assumed office some months ago and promised nothing of such will ever happened.
He urged the protesters to give peace a chance as he disclosed to them that members of the squad are now in their offices and will only come out whenever their services is needed.