President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on social media, Lauretta Onochie, has said that the outcry over extortion, intimidation and harassment of Nigerians by some officers of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad is a coordinated attack by cyber criminals.
Lauretta, who said this via her verified twitter handle on Sunday, admitted that there are some staff of FSARS that are unprofessional in their dealings with members of the public.
She said that “unsuspecting innocent Nigerians” are joining the call orchestrated by cyber criminals commonly known as yahoo boys in Nigeria for an end to the police organisation.
The social media aide called on Nigerians to work on improving the effectiveness of institutions.
She said, “I have no doubt that there are some staff of SARS who are unprofessional in their dealings with d public, same way we have unprofessionalism in d Army, Mainstream Police, Customs, Civil Service, Public Service, traders, Lawyers, Doctors, journalists, teachers, pastors, etc.
“But what is going on now, is a COORDINATED ATTACK BY CYBER CRIMINALS joined by UNSUSPECTING INNOCENT CITIZENS.
“This is not the first time. We must stand by our national institutions while working to improve their effectiveness. Thats what patriotism is about.