Presidency reacts to the killing of football fan, Kolade Johnson, by SARS officers

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The Presidency has expressed its deep sadness over the killing of Kolade Johnson by operatives of the Nigerian police force.

In a statement via Twitter, the presidency condoled with the family of the victim.

“Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Kolade Johnson, a victim of the March 31 fatal shooting in Lagos. @PoliceNG have assured that the Team suspected of involvement in the shooting have been apprehended & are undergoing disciplinary procedure. Updates will be provided,” the tweet read.

The victim was alleged to have been shot by a member of a police team, while he was watching a Premier League fixture between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in Lagos on Sunday.

Johnson’s death has sparked widespread criticism, with a renewed call on the Federal Government to end the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) unit of the police.

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