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“Most people lie about SARS attack on social media” – Ifedolapo Badmus


Ifedolapo Badmus, a Chief Superintendent of Police and Police Public Relations Officer, Zone 2, has opened up on the outcry against SARS revealing the outcry is overhyped on socialmedia.
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While reacting to the alarming number of SARS brutalisation reports, in a recent interview with Vanguard, she said: “We are aware that bad news sales faster than good news. People have been feigning SARS attack on the social media. .
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I am a Zonal Public Relations Officer of the Force and I have noticed that people deforms information even when there is no confrontation at all. Most people somehow, do this to seek relevance on the social media. .
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Even some celebrities are doing it. The issue has spiraled to the other members of the Police Force: when a normal Policeman did anything uncalled for, they tag it SARS. .
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This kind of act is sending a negative picture to the international community about Nigerian Police. We don’t have any other country other than Nigeria, and whatever we do reflects on us a people. .
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The negative effects rub off on us too as Policemen. When we are outside the country, they see us as corrupt officers due to social media postings. I have spoken to stakeholders in this #Endsars# campaign group, advising them that there are ways and manners the goal can be achieved without using social media platform to escalate the issue. .
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SARS integrity has been projected in a negative form abroad, and even some people are afraid to visit home with the insinuation that SARS will attack them.”

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