#EndSARS protest rocks Port Harcourt, as police officer joins protest (Video)

Okenyi Kenechi

Aggrieved Port Harcourt youths on Saturday converged at the Garrison junction to protest the killings and brutalities of the Special Anti-robbery Squad, SARS.

Though a larger protest was scheduled for Tuesday next week, Port Harcourt youths decided to join youths in the rest of the country to lend their voices to the protest, calling for the scrapping of the murderous police unit.

President Buhari had after a meeting with the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Friday said “Our determination to reform the police should never be in doubt. I am being briefed regularly on the reform efforts ongoing to end police brutality and unethical conduct and ensure that the Police are fully accountable to the people.

“The IG already has my firm instructions to conclusively address the concerns of Nigerians regarding these excesses, & ensure erring personnel are brought to justice. I appeal for patience & calm, even as Nigerians freely exercise their right to peacefully make their views known.

“The vast majority of men and women of the Nigeria Police Force are patriotic and committed to protecting the lives and livelihoods of Nigerians, and we will continue to support them to do their job”

However, despite the pleas by Buhari, the protest has continued across several cities in Nigeria as youths say the government has constantly promised to reform the unit but yet has not done so. They say they do not trust the government to do the right now and want the unit scrapped.

Meanwhile, a police officer on Friday in Lagos joined the #endSARS protest. He criticised the police unit for killing his brother.