‘SARS are just animals’ – How social media reacted to the killing of Remo Stars defender
While tension in Sagamu continues to grow over the killing of Remo Stars defender Tiamiyu Kazeem by officers of the Specical Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Nigerians have taken to social media to condemn the inhumane act of the security operatives.
Kazeem was harassed by SARS when he was driving around Sagamu on Saturday afternoon, and he was taken into the police vehicle despite presenting his identity card as a footballer.
He was pushed out of the vehicle, and he was hit by an oncoming vehicle along Sagamu-Abeokuta highway.
Saturday’s incident is not the first death casualty by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) as they have been caught on camera assaulting members of the public after refusing to give bribes.
The same sagamu that Anthony Joshua visited last week, he could have been a victim of SARS madness… Nigeria is a joke Walahi
— Anti Trafficker (@AdedejiEsq) February 23, 2020
Police from Obada Police station Sagamu have killed a young footballer “Kaka”. He was on his way to Sagamu and he was coming from training in Abeokuta.
They shot his car tyre & the car somersault.@AcpIshaku @PoliceNG @PoliceNG_CRU thank you for bringing sadness to another family pic.twitter.com/7m8Cnr3LkI
— RUGGEDMAN (@RuggedyBaba) February 22, 2020
— ROOBOY🦍 (@only1rooboy) February 22, 2020
Sad. May his soul rest in peace. I was in Sagamu this afternoon and was in the heat of youths chasing a police vehicles. They were throwing stones and luckly it did not hit my car. I just sat in my car in traffic and glad they did not attack the vehicles around them.
— Wale Adebajo (@Walebajo) February 22, 2020
My heart bleeds for the murder of this superstar and fellow citizen of Nigeria. The case has been escalated to the right authority and we are monitoring & following up. The rogue officers involved will not go unpunished to the full extent of the law. May his soul Rest In Peace. https://t.co/0XrO8EXQrm
— SEGA L’éveilleur®🚨 (@segalink) February 22, 2020
I have heard and seen sars in lagos, i have never been stopped, but you see those ones in ogun state, sagamu and ijebu ode? Just pray for God’s guidance
— IG »»» officialzeez (@iamzeezaga) February 22, 2020
SARS killed a footballer in Sagamu today. How long, how long would we keep talking? How long? How long should we cry?
Would you wait until it affects you too? You are just a gunshot away from being lifeless, from being an harsh tag. #EndSARS
— 6 6 6 (@chigoziiem) February 22, 2020
Heard sars killed this footballer today in sagamu?? I hope the people who are involved will be brought to book. Ppl think I am crazy coz I don’t go out…this is the reason. The moment you are young and you drive a car they tag you as a criminal #EndSARS @PoliceNG @segalink pic.twitter.com/UQTL3cpEJr
— AYANFE (@Iamlinaft) February 22, 2020
How are we not talking about the killing of a player (kaka) by men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) who was on his way home from training in Sagamu. Instead it’s gbas gbos on the TL . What exactly have we done to deserve them in Nigeria
Rest In Peace Kaka 🥺
— De’bowale Osho (@debornair99) February 22, 2020
— Mayowa Olagunju ❁ (@iam_doctormayor) February 22, 2020
But what is the government doing about the excesses of SARS officials? Is this how they will keep taking the lives of young and vibrant Nigerians??? #Sagamu
— keye (@nekychic) February 22, 2020
A promising young footballer in his car returning to Sagamu from Abeokuta was shot at, car somersaulted and he died.
It’s like men of SARS in Ogun is the deadliest in the country now. pic.twitter.com/oTeTtRgNSt
— SwimmingFluencer(Ur Fav Swimming Coach)🐟🚣🚤🏊🏄 (@naijatalkers) February 22, 2020
Yesterday it was in Abeokuta, Today was in Sagamu…. SARS are just animals
— Olaide (@_mrzedd) February 22, 2020
SARS officials killed a football player in Sagamu and just 2 days ago people were feeling sorry when some soldiers were torturing them. They should be locked up in jail!
— Sody (@SodyHalliday) February 22, 2020