President Muhammadu Buhari aide on social media, Lauretta Onochie, has defended the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, calling the #EndSARS protest ‘a coordinated attack by cyber criminals”.
Nigerians reignited their call for an end to SARS following the alleged killing of a young man in Delta State on Saturday.
The “ENDSARS hashtag” has being trending on twitter and other social media platforms.
Lauretta in a post on Twitter said, “We must stand by our national institutions while working to improve their effectiveness.“
“I have no doubt that there are some staff of SARS who are unprofessional in their dealings with d public, same way we have unprofessionalism in d Army, Mainstream Police, Customs, Civil Service, Public Service, traders, Lawyers, Doctors, journalists, teachers, pastors, etc.”
“But what is going on now, is a COORDINATED ATTACK BY CYBER CRIMINALS joined by UNSUSPECTING INNOCENT CITIZENS.”
“This is not the first time. We must stand by our national institutions while working to improve their effectiveness. Thats what patriotism is about.