The Edo Progressive Indigenous Association (EPIA) also known as the Edo Indigenous Movement (EIM) has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu to listen to the plea of Nigeria youths, especially Edos, and scrap the State Anti-Roberry Squard (SARS), saying the unit has caused more harm than good among Edo youths.
This was contained in a Press Statement signed by Edo indigenous leader and President of EPIA, Chief Dr Bishop Omogiade Enoyiogiere Edokpolo. He said EPIA is a voice to the voiceless and the vulnerable.
“Edo Indigenous youth have spoken with respect to SARS. They want the federal government to terminate the SARS unit in the Nigeria Police Force, as they have been perpetuating more harm than good and their operations not in tandem with their primary purpose.
“We use this opportunity to send a clear message to the other security agencies like the DSS, the NSCDC, the Nigerian Army, to focus on their primary duties and avoid the oppression of Edo Indigenous youths. Edo Indigenous people has been taking note of this intolerable habit of oppression by security agencies who also goes around with a POS machine to extort their victims, thereby inflicting them with psychological violence.
“Many of Edo indigenous youths are now afraid of moving with their smart phones whenever they step out of their house, for fear of being intimidated by men of the Nigerian Police. SARS has caused perpetual fear in the heart of Edo indigenous youths”, Chief Dr. Edokpolo said.
Recall that some days ago, some youths in Benin City protested against the retention of SARS in Edo State, saying their existence is detrimental to the mental well-being of Edo indigenous youths.