How social media reacted to clash between SARS operatives and Abeokuta traders
On Thursday, pandemonium broke out at Olomore market in Abeokuta after two Hausa traders were reportedly shot by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The development led to violent protest as angry Hausa traders blocked the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway with vehicular movements came to a standstill.
It was gathered that the SARS officers stormed the market while in pursuit of internet fraudsters ‘Yahoo Yahoo boys’.
Thursday’s incident in Abeokuta got social media users across the country talking with many condemning the behaviour of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
SARS again in olomore Abeokuta chasing yahoo boys into olomore market thereby killed two Hausa. AIG should check the activities of this so called rogues SARS
— Olabode# (@Olabode13834009) February 20, 2020
Abẹ́òkúta is fast becoming a hotbed for SARS impunity.
Now ordinary folks are afraid of a police force that is supposed to protect them. The irony!
— Mazi Nze’ Arinze The Great (@MrArinzeNze) February 21, 2020
Sars and Hausa reportedly having it hot at Olomore Axis Abeokuta pic.twitter.com/44xhycNSMd
— PAPPY (@jideskyler) February 20, 2020
My cousin got arrested by SARS for the first time yesterday in Abeokuta and was locked up for 6hourss !!! When will all this actually stopppp??? It’s really getting worse
— IYA ONI Weaves❤️❤️? (@AuntyFeyi) February 20, 2020
I think Abeokuta is the worst place to stay in terms of SARS operation, I mean you can’t even move freely without harassment, any small movement they want to harass you . #EndSARS https://t.co/8SzbKsu0CB
— martial (@Okslaw_11) February 20, 2020
SARS Chased Yahoo boy enter market, go shoot Malam. 2 Aboki reported dead. Awon Aboki yari. Soldier waged in, started flogging SARS! Yahoo boy escaped. All in Abeokuta! ? ?
— Modebolanle (@modebolanle) February 20, 2020
We are tired of these Abeokuta SARS they’re inhuman, they extort money from youths and threaten them with guns. Now they’ve caused riot among the hausas are angry. pic.twitter.com/01RZEVj6uc
— Damilare Alves (@damilare_alves) February 20, 2020