The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, has called on the EndSARS protesters nationwide, to discontinue the ongoing protests against the Nigeria Police Forces’, NPF, disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS,
Recall, that on Sunday, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, had announced the disbandment of the notorious Police Unit, following protests over its brutality against Nigerian youths.
“In the finest spirit of democratic, citizen-centred, and community policing, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP. M. A. Adamu, NPM, mni, has today, 11th October, 2020, dissolved the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, across the 36 State Police Commands and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, where they hitherto existed”, the IGP had said in a statement on Sunday.
Reacting to Senator Buhari Abdulfatai’s motion on the death of a member of his Constituent, Jimoh Isiaka, and attack on the Palace of Soun of Ogbomoso, by the disbanded Police Unit, Senator Lawan said that since the protests had yielded its result, there is no need for it any more.
The Senate President said: “The conduct of SARS was not acceptable, and will remain in that part of our history. The entire essence of the Nigerian Police Force is to ensure there is law and other, and when SARS turned against the people, it was right for the people to protest.
“The protest has yielded the desired result so far, and there will not be need to continue the protest again when SARS has been disbanded, and those culprits who are involved in the killings should be brought to book.”
Also speaking, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah commended the IGP for his timely intervention in disbanding the SARS Unit.
Elsewhere, Senator Rochas Okorocha on his part, sought for the immediate release of all the young people arrested as a result of the #EndSARS protests, “to allow for peace between the government and the governed”.
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