The United Kingdom has reacted to the ongoing #EndSARS protest across states in Nigeria, urging the Nigerian Government to create accountability within the police.
The protest, which has entered the third day, has drawn both local and international attention to the extrajudicial activities by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police.
The aggrieved youth are demanding the immediate disbandment of the dreadful unit that has become notorious for unlawful activities including indiscriminate arrests, extortion and killings of youths incessantly.
Reacting to the protest, British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, acknowledged the desire of the people calling for the scrapping of SARS.
She urged President Muhammadu Buhari to build more accountability in the police.
The police, however, have begun to clampdown on the protesters.
Demonstrators were violently dispersed in Abuja, Osun and Delta states.
Reporters At Large has earlier reported President Muhammadu Buhari as ordering the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to reform the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), investigate cases of infractions and bring offenders to justice.
This is coming in the wake of nationwide outcry and protests by youths and mothers for the unit to be scrapped.
The movement against SARS had been trending under the slogan #ENDSARS, with a call for total scrapping of the unit.