Some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Lagos State Command, have been attacked after a youth in Yaba was allegedly shot in the head.
A Twitter user, Charley, posted a video on his handle @yabakid, which showed an angry mob chasing a black bus used by the operatives.
This handsome young man was Gunned down by SARS operatives for refusing to unlock his phone. These people are worse than the gestapo. pic.twitter.com/BvjyEdm32c
— Charley (@yabakid) June 11, 2017
He, however, did not state the exact spot in Yaba or the identity of the victim.
“A SARS officer just shot a boy in the head right in front of me WTFFF! I’m so shocked!” he wrote.
This happened in yaba on Thursday right in my hood. They stole the phone of a “yahoo boy” and shot another boy in the arm. The youth in the area mobilised and gave chase. https://t.co/Pk6iMftqyg
— Charley (@yabakid) December 2, 2017
“This happened in Yaba on Thursday right (Sic) in my hood. They (SARS men) stole the phone of a ‘yahoo boy’ and shot another boy in the arm. The youth in the area mobilised and gave them a chase.”
An online petition to the National Assembly calling for the scrapping of the unit has almost hit the target of 10,000 signatories.
It’s really getting out of hands.. This one happened after they shot a guy in the arm on Thursday pic.twitter.com/z3wsKEn6Jv
— Quam Blazey (@Blazey_Oye) December 2, 2017