Many youth are using the social media to protest #EndSARS just to grow their fan base on social media says The Nigeria Police Force.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Friday.
“I have seen some of those who are pushing for end SARS who are just pseudo-activists, people who are desperate for public validation, people who are looking to be seen as social media influencers and I will tell you these are the people that post false items, fake news.”
In its reporting, Mba said the media must be fair as it relates to police brutality.
The police spokesman said there were also videos of demonstrators killing and slapping cops that were not popular.
In several states, thousands of young people have embarked on protests calling for an end to police brutality and extrajudicial killings.
On Sunday, the police called on all special task force operatives to suspend routine stop-and-search immediately.