#EndSARS campaign resurrects after cleaner was killed (Graphic images)

#EndSARS campaign is gradually becoming seasonal hashtag in Nigeria. The hashtag only resurrects whenever an innocent Nigerian is allegedly killed by officials of the Special Anti Robbery Squad  (SARS).

A few hours after a cleaner who was simply identified as Francis was allegedly killed by a stray bullet, #EndSARS campaign started trending on Twitter and other social media platforms.

A Twitter user @yur_side_chick said, “I laugh at Nigerians, only when person die una dey do #EndSARS. After 2-3days everybody go keep quiet”

The Lagos State Police Command claimed that loyalists of  “a notorious gang leader” at Ajisegiri street in Ilupeju, Odiolowo Ojuwoye local council development area fired the shot that killed the cleaner who was going about his early morning activity Monday morning, July 15, 2019 in the commercial city of Lagos.

According to Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Bala Elkana, SARS Operatives were in the area where gang group keep their arms when his men were ambushed by members of the gang.

According to him, “The assailants shot sporadically and at the processed killed a middle age man who was passing by. Reinforcement was quickly drafted to the scene. The whole area is cordoned with a view of apprehending the members of the gang and bring them to justice,” he said.

But aggrieved Nigerians have taken to Twitter alleging that officials of the SARS fired the killer shot that claimed the life of the cleaner.

See some of their tweets below:

It isn’t the first time #EndSARS would trend. In 2019, the hashtag has trended more five times whenever there’s a report of abuse by the men of SARS.

More than three months ago, Kolade Johnson, a soccer fan was killed by one of the men of SARS in Lagos.