From Bala Ajiya , Damaturu
Thousands of yobe youths yesterday staged a protest in support of Special Anti-robbery Squad , ( SARS) in Damaturu, the state capital .
The youths who displayed different placards with inscriptions , ” We want SARS to stay ” ‘ SARS is our saviour ” in a peaceful protest along the major way of Bukar Abba Ibrahim .
One of the youths who spoke to our correspondent said ” despite the fact that there is on going protest against SARS in the major cities , like Abuja and Lagos due to the activities of men of special Anti-robbery squad over there , but here in Yobe state, SARS are complimenting the effort of Nigeria police to clear criminal element from the state and they have not harrassed anybody . Infact there presence in Yobe has kept criminal at bay ” he said .
It will be recalled that the call to end SARS was as a result of police brutality on innocent citizens in parts of south and Western Nigeria .