Civil society organisations and trade unions in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria, are currently on a street rally to express their displeasure over the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian police by the federal government.
This came as anti-SARS rage spread across the Southern part of the country.
The protesters in the North said that they wanted SARS to continue operating in Borno State.
The chairman of a coalition of CSOs in Borno, Ahmed Shehu, said though they are not happy with happenings in other parts of the country, “the SARS operatives have contributed immensely to the fight against terrorism.”
The protesters who carried placards and banners said “We want SARS for peace in Borno.”
The procession moved towards the Borno State Government House in Maiduguri.
Their action came as anti-SARS protèsts spread in Lagos and other parts of the country’s southern region.