Youths in Uyo Akwa Ibom State capital stage #END SARS protest across streets
The #ENDSARS protests continued today in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State Capital as hundreds of youths took to the street despite dissolution of the police unit some days ago by the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu.
According to the protesters, mere disbandment of Special Anti Robbery Squad unit and subsequent redeployment of the officers is not acceptable to them as it amounts to having new wine in an old bottle. The protesting youths who described the step taken by the IGP as a political gimmick maintained that their demand is to totally stop police brutality in any guise.
Speaking further, the #END SARS protesters urged the Inspector General of Police not to go ahead with the plans to redeploy the SARS men to other units of the police force but rather let them undergo further training while those of them that have been accused of human rights abuses should be made to face the wrath of the law.
Our correspondent Anthony Esin reports that the protesters who marched from Nwaniba Road through Oron Road to Wellington Bassey Way towards the Government House, were later addressed by the State Governor, Udom Emmanuel who admonished them to be orderly while pledging to convey their message to appropriate authority.
It will be recalled that following massive protests across states in the country, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had announced the dissolution of the dreaded police formation but this has not stopped the protest which still continues in some states.
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