An officer believed to be an operative of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) today escaped being lynched by angry mob after a failed attempt to effect an arrest of a trader. #EndSarsNow @PoliceNG @PoliceNG_News— StarMedia Renaissance (@StarMediaRen) October 5, 2020
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A police officer believed to be an operative of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) on Monday, escaped being lynched by angry mobs at the popular Computer Village in Ikeja area of Lagos State, Nigeria.
According to reports received, the officer, whose identity is yet to be ascertained as at this report, stormed the very busy market in company of some of his colleagues to effect an arrest on a shop owner in the market, but was met with stiff resistance from angry youths who came in defence of the trader.
The youths, who stood their ground in spite of shots fired in the air, attacked the officer who later escaped through the help of his colleagues.
A day earlier, following a public uproar over the unprofessional conduct of officers of the Nigerian Police Force Tactical Squads, the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Abubakar Adamu, announced a ban on some of their activities nationwide.
This decision by the IG was met with great joy as Nigerians believes it was long overdue.