Lagos State House of Assembly has joined Nigerian youths to call for the immediate proscription of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) after protesters besieged the assembly complex for the third day to demand an end to police brutality.
The assembly in an emergency meeting on Friday called for the formation of a new and properly structured unit to replace the notorious police squad.
The Speaker read the petition of the #EndSARS protesters and after deliberation by the members, the Lagos State House of Assembly commended the youth for the peaceful manner they been protesting the existence of sars.
Amongst other resolutions, the Lagos Assembly also resolved to communicate with the Commissioner of Police in Lagos that no police officer should indiscriminately harass residents of Lagos.
The lawmakers also demanded protection for persons protesting against police brutality in the state.
The protesters, who spent the night at the entrance of the complex demanded an immediate response and immediate disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives.
The demonstrators decried the constant harassment encountered in the hands of SARS operatives, lamenting the rate at which many young creatives are being battered and killed by trigger-happy police officers.
It is worthwhile to note that #EndSARS protests is happening in various locations in the federation including Lagos, Kwara, Oyo, Osun, Edo and Delta states as well as the federal capital territory, Abuja with protesters jointly calling for the disbandment of SARS.