Nigerians are agitatedly calling for nationwide protests after the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, stopped officers attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and other tactical squads from routine patrol as well as stop-and-search.
The ban follows a public outcry over extra-judicial killings of young people in the country by officers, who label them as criminals without following due process.
Some Nigerians on Twitter, however, insisted that the ban was a ruse by the Nigeria Police Force to quell public outrage, which escalated on Sunday.
Folarin Falana, popular musician and son of human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, declared in a series of tweets, alongside other Nigerian artistes, that he was ready to protest in the streets until the killings end.
In the same manner, fellow Nigerian artiste, Runtown, called on Nigerians to converge at Lekki Toll Gate on Thursday, October 8 by 10am to protest police brutality.
Wizkid asked Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to intervene in the matter.