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The EndSars campaign which started over week ago is not going away as it is gaining international attention.
Nigerians have had #EndSars campaign trending on Twitter and series of protests across the country to register their displeasures over the inhumane treatment they have had to endure in the hands of Special Anti-Robbery Squad popularly known as SARS.
A social entrepreneur, Director of Agency and Safer Online Gambling Group Adam Bradford has lent his voice in the cry for help from many Nigerians.
Bradford has written to the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and the Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari about the severity of the situation.
Adam Bradford pride himself as someone “who has worked actively in Africa on programs to develop young people and bring about further opportunities”, and vowed to use his social platform to bring about change.
C/O of AdamStart Global Projects narrated how he had witnessed SARS “brutally and unwarrantedly targeted his friends and colleagues” during his visit to Nigeria.
“I’m glad #EndSARS is still trending. Having worked in Nigeria extensively, I have seen and heard so much. So much that is not being nurtured. Far from me to have all the answers, but I’ll use this platform I have been granted for good. Dear @BorisJohnson & @MBuhari please read:
“I am writing to enquire as a global citizen, representing fellow humans, who have the same rights of life and opportunities as anyone else – how can we allow this to happen in the 21st century?” He queries.
Bradford said it will be dark if “we do not do anything about this”, adding “Should I have to hear my friend tell me about when he was held almost at gunpoint because he was intelligent and successful enough to have an Iphone? Do I need to be in the back of a car in Lagos with an officer interrogating a group of my friends over their looks? To me.
The CO said SARS treatment has gone “beyond lawless, it is simply inhumane.”
“we will have a collective responsibility as leaders to protect each other and give hope. What are both countries doing, as international allies, members of the Commonwealth, to end this?
“I will happily share thousands of case studies of Nigerians who have gone against the circumstances they were forced into to become people the world can be proud of.”
The calls to End SARS in Nigeria reignited following the killing of a man in front of a hotel in Ughelli, Delta State by Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives.
A video which surfaced on 3 October shows how a SARS agent shot a man in cold blood near Wetland Hotel in Ughelli and then escapes with his vehicle – a white Lexus Sport Utility Vehicle.
On Saturday, Reno Omorki, a former aide to President Goodluck Jonathan, called on the unfollowing of Mr Buhari who had 3.5 million followers on Twitter as a protest against SARS unjust killings.
As at yesterday evening, the President had lost 100,000 followers, barely 5 hours after Omokri’s tweet.