A video of an unarmed young man, who was gunned down by the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) yesterday in Benin, Edo State, is circulating the Internet.
According to reports, some men were raided by SARS officials without being told their offense. One of them tried to escape from the claws of the officers and was shot dead on the spot.
Watch the heartbreaking video below:
Nigerians have been calling on the federal government to dissolve SARS from the police force after numerous reports and complaints of abuse and misuse of power leading to the death of many.
Last year, while acting as president in the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo ordered the disbandment of SARS.
But the now acting IGP, Adamu Mohammed, has only Decentralised SARS, putting it under the control of State Commissioners, a move many still think is not the solution.