President Muhammadu Buhari have stated that does the Special Anti-Robbery Squad popularly known as SARS is the first step towards reforming the police force.
Nigeria Police Force have been under the spotlight for quite some time now
especially the SARS department that have been accused of engaging themselves in
many atrocities that’s against their rules and regulations.
Youths of the country have been molested and assaulted on different occasions and
things took a new turn some days when a young man was reportedly shot dead in Delta.
Hashtag EndSars was created on all social media platforms as Nigerians call on the
Government to end the SARS operatives that have been the brain many atrocities in
the country especially against youths.
With the Inspector General of Police announcing yesterday that the SARS
department have been disbanded, Nigerians are still clamouring for the
department be removed from constitution as this will be a lasting solution.
President Buhari while addressing citizens on his official Twitter page noted that his
administration first step towards reforming the police force is by disbanding
the SARS department.
He noted that primary duties of the police and other law enforcement agencies
remain protecting lives and livelihood of the citizens.
See video of Buhari speaking below:
The disbanding of SARS is only the first step in our commitment to extensive police reforms in order to ensure that the primary duty of the police and other law enforcement agencies remains the protection of lives and livelihood of our people. pic.twitter.com/XjQMSr3jlm
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) October 12, 2020