Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu ,on Tuesday, announced a new unit to replace the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS ),that was disbandedd on Sunday.
Adamu had said that all SARS officers would be absorbed into the new formation -Special Weapons and Tactical team (SWAT)after due training
However,SARS replacement with SWAT has been seen by most Nigerians as window dressing and an affront to the intelligence and sensibility of citizens who have for the past five days been on the streets to demand police reform.
They are of the opinion that SWAT is the same as SARS and might even be worse as the same officers would be retained to serve while the new name SWAT portends more danger.
Shortly after the IGP directed all SARS officers to report to Forces Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday for debriefing,a viral video of SWAT men carrying more sophisticated arms than the disbanded police team surfaced.
They therefore threatened to continue with the protest until they are convinced that a total reformation of the police has taken place.
Other Nigerians literally see the protest as going beyond EndSARS to a revolution targeted at the government for a number of issues ranging from the tarriffs on petrol, electricity to unemployment and extreme poverty.