One of the groups backing the pro-SWAT protest has been revealed to be the Committee of Youth on Mobilization and Sensitization (CYMS), an organization where Nollywood star actress, Tonto Dikeh, currently serves as the Director, Socials and Empowerment.
The group held a rally at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, on Monday, October 19, with vehicles belong to Tonto Dikeh’s CYMS providing supports to the protesters.
The pro-SWAT movement has been accused of attacking the #EndSARS protesters.
Special Weapons Tactics (SWAT) is the proposed replacement to the defunct SARS which anti-police brutality has rejected. In what appears to be a counter-protest, the pro-SWAT group has declared support for the new police unit.
In August, Tonto Dikeh was appointed into her new position at the CYMS programme on repositioning Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the Department of State Services (DSS).
According to the group led by Tonto Dikeh, CYMS is a government evaluation and monitoring organisation; established to sensitise Nigerians both in Diaspora and across the federation on the Federal Government’s programmes, activities and achievements.
At the Unity Fountain on Monday, the organizers of the protest allegedly removed the plate numbers of the government cars at the venue. However, the vehicle with CYMS 001 was not covered.