The Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, has stated that the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, has benefitted himself and his fellow Northern Governors,
The notorious Police Unit was earlier dissolved by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, after days of protests calling for its scrapping.
However, Governor Sule stated that a reformation of the Unit would have been a better option, and admitted that every system has its bad sides.
The Nasarawa State Governor made this known on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.
His words: “What the Northern Governors are saying is: for some of us, SARS has benefited us.
“So, what is going to be the replacement for SARS now that you have discarded it? Even in some of these Southern States, there were so many other places where SARS had been useful. But just like any other part of our system, you would find the bad eggs that have done something wrong.
“That is why some Governors were asking for the reforming of the SARS. Instead of throwing the bathing water and the baby, go ahead and reform what is wrong.
“I got to understand that the SARS Officers were actually well-trained Officers to be able to face armed robbers, and to be able to face those kinds of crimes which other Policemen will not be able to do.”
He however, defended the EndSARS protesters for exercising their rights, admitting that protests are an essential ingredient in a democratic setting.
“Let me clearly tell you, none of the Governors, including all the Northern Governors, is against the protests.”
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