Students of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic in Owo, Ondo state did the unusual today when they seized a patrol van belonging to operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) a dreaded unit of the Nigeria Police Force.
It was gathered that the SARS operatives chased a car belonging to a suspected ‘Yahoo boy’ into the Polytechnic campus which caused an uproar as the students mobilised themselves against the SARS operatives.
According to one of the students,
“Around 12pm the SARS operatives chased a car into our campus claiming the owner is a yahoo boy, we all trooped out to defend the student who had abandoned his car and ran away while trying to avoid being arrested. So we stood our grounds until they released the car and we also ensured they didn’t go with their van.”
“Their hilux van was kept in the school’s custody and the management has reported the incident to the Commissioner of Police in Akure.”
In a video shared on social media, the students were seen as they trooped out in their large numbers chanting. Some of the students were seen mounting the open area of the pickup van, while some sat on the window and started driving the van round their campus.
Social media users were left in awe after seeing the video. Many believe it was unusual to see a van of the much dreaded SARS operatives being taken over by students.
See the video: