ENDSARS: Disbanding SARS will not solve anything says Atiku
Disbanding of the special Anti robbery squad (SARS), by the inspector-general of police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, will not solve anything says Atiku, as Nigerians are still lamenting and Raging for a retraining or dismissal of officers under the unit.
Still lamenting on the matter, Nigeria’s former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, has spoken that the officials of SARS must be properly retrained before being redeployed to other units of the police.
On Sunday 11th of October when the unit was dissolved by the IGP, the statement released explained that the officials under the unit would be redeployed to work in other units of the police force.
According to Paul Ibe, his spokesman, Atiku said while the move is worthy of commendation, measures must be put in place to ensure the “bad eggs” among those affected do not pollute other police units they will be deployed to.
Atiku pointed out that if proper measures were taken, it would ensure that they do not come into their new assignments with the same mindset for which the disbanded unit was notorious for.
He went on thanking and applauding the move, saying that it was the right thing to do, as a system which brutally eliminates the youths is not one to hold on to, and neither can we be proud of it.
“Now we can start on a clean sheet to envision an elite police unit similar to the SWAT and a comprehensive overhaul of the police and policing system that is peoples-focused.”
Atiku also urged that an independent judicial inquiry into the activities of SARS that will ensure justice for victims of Extrajudicial killings and punishment for officers involved in such dastardly acts.
He suggested that the opening of the “dreaded” SARS cells for scrutiny and stock taking of detainees.
According to him, the disbandment of SARS should facilitate a comprehensive overhaul of the country’s police to one which would adequately represent the needs of regional, state and council components.
He commended youths who defied the odds to facilitate the disbandment of SARS, adding that with such energy and unity, they can bring about the needed change in the country.
He also disclosed that the disbandment of SARS has proven that the people remain the fulcrum and upmost of democracy.
Abubakar also paid tribute to Jimoh Isiaka, an #EndSARS protester, who was killed in Ogbomosho, Oyo state, on Saturday as well as others who breathed their last in the course of demanding a better society.
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