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Police open fire as protesters March on SARS Anambra office

Sounds of gunfire rented the air as protesters marched to the headquarters of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) in Awkuzu, Anambra, on Friday.

The protesters were led by Chinedu Okoli, highlife maestro better known as Flavour; Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike, a rapper better known as Phyno, Kingsley Okonkwo, singer better known as Kcee, according to TheCable.

The report said the protesters were chanting “End SARS! End SARS!”.

Protesters in Anambra

The massive crowd had converged on Awka, the state capital, from where they moved to the disbanded SARS office to demand the shutdown of the facility.

The Akwuzu SARS office, led by one James Nwafor, has been accused of gross misconduct, arbitrary arrests, torture and extra-judicial killings.

While endorsing the #EndSARS protest on Thursday, Willie Obiano, Governor of the state, announced that Nwafor would be prosecuted.

He said he would visit all the SARS offices in the State and ensure the immediate release of protesters that have been detained by the police.

Written by ExpressDay

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