Social Media Roundup: Death to SARS

by | Dec 8, 2017

For a while now, there has been stories here and there about the gross misconduct and cruelty carried out by the Nigeria Police’s Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) against Nigerian youth. This week, the campaign took shape with the #EndSARS hashtag trending on social media. Here are a few gruesome stories and videos:



For more gory stories, read this thread and this.


Celebrities joined the movement too


To make things worse, amidst the frenzy, Yomi Shogunle, Nigerian Police communications lead posted this insensitive tweet:

Nigerians reacted:

Yes, it is this serious

And as expected

Damage control by the NPF

Following the virality of the campaign on social media, SARS officials are reportedly stopping random youth and searching their phones for participation in some areas in Lagos. Find out more using #EndSARS. Moving on, here are other interesting stories on social media this week.

Are you happy? If not, there’s a commissioner for that

On Tuesday this week, Rochas Okorocha, the Governor of Imo State, swore in Mrs. Ogechi Ololo, his sister as the Commissioner for Happiness and Couple’s Fulfillment to address bitterness in the state.

According to the governor, it is actually the “Ministry for Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment” so the misinformation was due to a typographical error. Nigerians reacted on social media:

Don’t distract us from #EndSARS

The rise of parody accounts

And then these…

The most plausable reason behind Gov. Rochas’ recent behaviour

If you’re from Imo State, I’m sorry you have to deal with this.

Kiss Daniel VS G-Worldwide

This week, popular Nigerian musician, Kiss Daniel was sued to court by G-Worldwide Entertainment Limited, his former record label over breech of management contract. Read the full gist below:

This is coming less than a month after Kiss Daniel left G-Worldwide to start his own record label; Flyboy Inc. His lawyers responded to the law suit:

G-Worldwide replied them with this:

Here are a few reactions on social media

Poor Kiss Daniel

Fly high Flyboy

Let the blame game begin!

Still cannot be distracted from #EndSARS

This could hurt his career

New name suggestions for Kiss Daniel

A lesson for up and coming artistes

While we wait for the outcome of the lawsuit, which new stage name do you think Kiss Daniel should choose?

This year’s edition of the annual Fuel Scarcity

If you live in any major city in Nigeria, then you must have experienced the tell-tale signs of fuel scarcity; long queues at filling stations, traffic jam, transport fare hike, to name a few. Many Nigerians have taken to social media to express their frustration.

More reactions

#EndSARS continues regardless

Winter is here

Shame on the present administration

Someone took their time to explain the cause of the fuel scarcity, read the thread here.

Featured image credit: AMISOM Public Information Flickr via Compfight cc

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