Nigeria twitter has reacted to the immediate “overhaul’ of Nigerian police’s special anti-robbery squad (SARS) by acting president Yemi Osinbajo.
The directive came after months of street and social media protests against the police unit which has, over the years, become synonymous with brutality and wanton arrest.
Nigerians have been reacting to the news since the order was announced and praised the acting president for putting an end to the victimization of Nigerian citizens by SARS.
The convener of the #EndSARS Movement, Segun Awosanya, led the pack of those who are jubilating.
We WON Guys! #EndSARS #ReformPoliceNG @julietkego @Tutsy22 @DrJoeAbah Time to build a new. The #NewNigeria is real. Congrats to @PoliceNG as we begin to reform. Out with the Old and welcome the New. #OsinbajoDelivers pic.twitter.com/jHlyjbirsn
— SEGA L’éveilleur® (@segalink) August 14, 2018
We should all commend Acting President @ProfOsinbajo on this one. He has given a Presidential Directive for the overhaul of SARS. Shame on that USELESS Yomi Shogunle, Thank you ègbón @segalink and others who contributed to this victory. #EndSARS #ReformPoliceNG pic.twitter.com/66JDyyChLO
— Oluyemi Fasipe (@YemieFASH) August 14, 2018
— 9jaWitches (@badgalmaddie_) August 14, 2018
— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) August 14, 2018
— Icey (@ManLikeIcey) August 14, 2018
— Ebuka Akara (@ebuka_akara) August 14, 2018
Without burning tyres, without causing mayhem & chaos, without blocking roads & looting shops, #EndSARS campaing achieved its aim!
Many thanks to the convener, the legal team & all the comrades who marched alongside Distinguished @segalink to fight the monster!
— Ruggedybaba Ruggedman (@RuggedyBaba) August 14, 2018
— Opeyemi Babalola (@CACCOT1) August 14, 2018
Last week, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo sacked the DSS Boss over the invasion of National Assembly
This week, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo orders the overhaul of SARS
Maybe Next Week, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo would be sworn in as the New President of Nigeria. #EndSARS
— KNOXPETE (@KnoxTainment) August 14, 2018
That Prof Osinbajo attended to #EndSARS is another good score for the administration. Can't blame me for I'm starting to see that PMB is the problem here
— NIYI (@Niyih) August 14, 2018
GREAT NEWS GUYS!#EndSARS has finally paid off.
Acting President Osinbajo directs the Inspector General of Police to overhaul SARS with immediate effect.
— Port-Harcourt People (@AskPHPeople) August 14, 2018
Well done sir @ProfOsinbajo
First ... calling DSS to order now ending the mayhem and National Embarrassment that is SARS ... can Buhari please not come back ... maybe power can stay for 24hrs 7 days straight and the dollar drop to N120 to a Dollar ... #EndSARS
— BeingHumanAintEnough (@realdanielemeka) August 14, 2018
God Bless Prof. Yemi Osinbajo
God Bless @Segalink
God Bless everyone of us that has lent a voice to the movement.
Let’s now hope a new and reformed Police won’t disappoint
— Prof. Yinka (@GalacticoHD) August 14, 2018