Nigerians have expressed mixed reactions to the directive of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for the immediate overhaul of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS), a police unit.
The Acting President, in a statement on Tuesday by his spokesperson, Laolu Akande, ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim idris, to carry out the order immediately.
Below are some of the reactions of Nigerians on Twitter.
We WON Guys! #EndSARS #ReformPoliceNG @julietkego @Tutsy22 @DrJoeAbah Time to build a new. The #NewNigeria is real. Congrats to @PoliceNG as we begin to reform. Out with the Old and welcome the New. 👏🏼👏🏼 #OsinbajoDelivers pic.twitter.com/jHlyjbirsn
— SEGA L’éveilleur®🚨 (@segalink) August 14, 2018
In Buhari’s absence…
Osinbajo suspended Daura
Osinbajo orders to #EndSARS.
Who else wants Bubu to extend his holiday? pic.twitter.com/IZqUYA7Jo4
— Prof. Yinka (@GalacticoHD) August 14, 2018
Last week, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo sacked the DSS Boss over the invasion of National Assembly
This week, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo orders the overhaul of SARS
Maybe Next Week, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo would be sworn in as the New President of Nigeria. #EndSARS
— KNOXPETE (@KnoxTainment) August 14, 2018
Don’t get it twisted. Whether it is “Overhaul” of SARS or a unit emerging from SARS that will be focused strictly on armed robbery and kidnapping, SARS as we currently know it is dead. That’s why we are celebrating. #EndSARS
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) August 14, 2018
We should all commend Acting President @ProfOsinbajo on this one. He has given a Presidential Directive for the overhaul of SARS. Shame on that USELESS Yomi Shogunle, Thank you ègbón @segalink and others who contributed to this victory. #EndSARS #ReformPoliceNG pic.twitter.com/66JDyyChLO
— Oluyemi Fasipe 🇳🇬 (@YemieFASH) August 14, 2018
Without burning tyres, without causing mayhem & chaos, without blocking roads & looting shops, #EndSARS campaing achieved its aim!
Many thanks to the convener, the legal team & all the comrades who marched alongside Distinguished @segalink to fight the monster!
— Opeyemi Babalola (@CACCOT1) August 14, 2018
We commend the move by the Acting President, @ProfOsinbajo to overhaul the activities of #SARS.#SARS was established to combat crimes but it took up another duty of EXTORTION and BRUTALITY of innocent Nigerians.#EndSARS#ReformPoliceNG pic.twitter.com/2jKcVZ6AcL
— EiE Nigeria (@EiENigeria) August 14, 2018
— Miracle Enuji (@miracleenuji) August 14, 2018
I'm afraid if some of the men in the Nigerian police aren't sacked, #ReformPoliceNG will never happen.
So many bad eggs in the system need to be flushed out.
— Kemi Ariyo (@d_problemsolver) August 14, 2018