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#EndSARS: Police Spokesman cautions Nigerians over joining in social media outcry


The Public Relation officer of the Nigeria Police Force, Jimoh Moshood has urged Nigerians to be wary of their use of social media saying the #EndSARS was started by someone with an ulterior motive.

The Police spokesperson said this on Tuesday, when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.

He said the social media is very porous and Nigerian users should be cautious in joining in an outcry.

“This was why the IGP was concerned about the cause of the outcry. People should be mindful of the intention of the person that put up the hashtag that people are falling into it,” he said.

SARS doing well…

Moshood also said the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) has been in operation for over 40 years and those calling for a scrap of the squad should disabuse their minds as they are performing their duties well.

“We want people to disabuse their (Nigerians) minds that SARS should be ended because this outfit is a department of the Nigerian police and it has been there for over 40 years and they have been doing their best since those years.”

Speaking concerning the complaints and allegations by some social media users of being brutalised by SARS, the Police spokesperson said Nigerians should report complains about the operations of not only SARS but other police personnel saying there is infraction everywhere.

“When you have complaints, report to us and it will be addressed. For many of those who have been pushing their remarks on social media, most of them are not correct because when you have complaints of such, you will report to the nearest police station.