The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has requested that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, to arrest those who disturb the peace in the country all in the name of “End SARS” demonstration.
TROPICS NIGERIA reports that the End SARS demonstration, which started a few days ago in Lagos, has spread to other parts of Nigeria.
A police officer was reportedly killed by demonstrators in Delta State on Thursday, while on Friday a police station was vandalised in Ogun State.
In response, NANS warned demonstrators not to plunge the country into unnecessary crisis, as the ongoing protests in some parts of the country could turn into complete chaos if they are not careful.
This is the conclusion of a statement made available to TROPICS NIGERIA on Saturday by Comrade Adeyemi Azeez, NANS National Public Relations Officer, in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State.
According to Mr Adeyemi, the demonstrations have already been taken iver by rascals who could use them to wreak havoc among other law-abiding citizens in the country.
Although Mr Adeyemi recognised that police activities, and not just SARS, should be reformed to achieve optimal performance, he warned that “the country should not be set on fire”.
He said, “We are aware that some internet fraudsters, in a bid to continue perpetrating their criminal acts, are mobilising hoodlums to protest against the activities of SARS.”
The student body also recalled that the IGP had ordered SARS and other tactical units to stop carrying out checks and creating roadblocks.
However, Adeyemi expressed concern that the people behind the protests were not satisfied with the steps taken by the IGP
He further stated, “The police should not hesitate to arrest and prosecute anybody caught disturbing the peace of the public and causing violence all in the name of protest,” he stressed.