- Buhari has directed Mohammed Adamu to address the concerns of Nigerians about police brutality
- According to the president, the IG should reform the squad
- Recall that Nigerians are protesting against the brutality of SARS
President Muhammadu Buhari has declared his readiness to support the restructuring of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Specifically, he called for the reformation of FSARS.
The president made his mind known when he met the Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed on Friday, October 9.
Nigerians are currently protesting against brutality and extortion by operatives of the police unit.
“I met again with the Inspector General of Police tonight. Our determination to reform the police should never be in doubt. I am being briefed regularly on the reform efforts ongoing to end police brutality and unethical conduct, and ensure that the Police are fully accountable to the people,” he said.
“The IG already has my firm instructions to conclusively address the concerns of Nigerians regarding these excesses, and ensure erring personnel are brought to justice. I appeal for patience and calm, even as Nigerians freely exercise their right to peacefully make their views known.
“The vast majority of men and women of the Nigeria Police Force are patriotic and committed to protecting the lives and livelihoods of Nigerians, and we will continue to support them to do their job.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that following a nationwide massive protest against the brutality of the police officers who belong to the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), Nigerians have expressed opinion, with a large number of people calling for the ban of the operational unit.
A poll conducted by Legit.ng has now shown that 66% of Nigerians truly wanted the federal government to scrap SARS.
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