Piers Morgan joins #EndSARS campaign

English broadcaster Piers Morgan has joined Nigerians in calling for an end to the notorious police unit the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

With the international media starting to pay attention to the protests which have now lasted days, Mr Morgan, 55, on Saturday described a video showing police brutality by Amnesty International as “appalling” and called for an end to the unit.

“This is appalling. The disgusting police brutality in Nigeria must stop. #ENDSARS,” he tweeted.

Protests by mainly young people have been held in Lagos, Abuja, Delta and Oyo since the beginning of the week to seek the disbandment of the deadly unit.

A report by the BBC said #EndSARS became number one on Twitter trends worldwide this week.

However, police authorities and the Presidency are saying they plan to reform the squad. It remains to be seen what will happen in the coming days as protesters insist they want SARS scrapped.