Governors in Nigeria of the 19 northern States resisted the abolition of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
That was announced to the correspondents of the State House after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari by Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State.
The governor, who is the president of the Forum of Northern Governors, said that SARS was useful in fighting insecurity in the region.
According to him, northern states do not believe in throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
He said: “SARS is not made up of bad elements alone as it also includes personnel who are doing their work diligently.”
However, Governor Lalong called on the federal government to overhaul the unit in order to “optimally” perform its duties.
Remember that the Nigerians went out to protest the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Extrajudicial killings and brutality.
The inspector general of police Mohammed Adamu disbanded SARS following pressure from protesters and announced a new unit called the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. The SARS unit was formed by the police.
He also directed former SARS operatives to report to the Force HQ for medical and psychological review.
In a Social Media video, President Buhari also confirmed that the unit’s dissolution is just a milestone ahead of the Nigerian police overhaul.