A clash between youths of Umunze community in Orumba South local government area of Anambra state and some SARS Officers (Special Anti-Robbery squad), left many dead and properties destroyed.
It was gathered that the sad incident occurred on the evening of Saturday March 3rd, when some SARS Officers showed up at a popular relaxation spot known as ‘Guzoro’ and started embarrassing some of the customers who were having drinks. They also pushed to make some arrest but were stopped by the youths of the community.
Angered by this, the Police Officers reportedly opened fire on the youths, killing five persons on the spot. The youths who fought back, pounced on the officers killing one of the SARS men and set their vehicle ablaze while the other SARS officers escaped from the whiskers.
This clash is being reported just after some commercial Tricycle Operators operating around Kilo, a popular bus stop in Surulere area of Lagos state accused officers of the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of Nigerian Police Force of unjust arrest of their members for purpose of extortion.
The latest of such arrests, the tricycle operators said was on Saturday, when SARS men took away eight of their members in Kilo for the sole purpose of extorting money from them.
The transporters operating under the aegis of Tricycle Owners and Riders Association of Nigeria (TORAN) said the SARS officials stormed their park in Kilo bus stop and whisked away two tricycle riders.
The SARS team, which, according to eyewitness, included one notorious ‘Abu SARS’ were from Census Police Station in Surulere. The police team, according to the witness, used a commercial bus (popularly called Danfo) for the raid in order to catch their targets unaware.
It was gathered that as usual, the SARS personnel did not allow the tricycle riders to leave without extorting money from them.