- IGP has been hailed for disbanding SARS
- The IGP decision was hailed by two commissioners of police
- They said this will help in reducing violence erupting from various anti-protesting groups
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The decision to scrap the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT) has been lauded by two commissioners of police.
The commissioners disclosed their satisfaction with the decision while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
According to them, the dissolution of SARS would help in reducing violence erupting from various anti-protesting groups across the country.
According to Fatai Owoseni, a retired commissioner of police, the peaceful protest organised by responsible citizens had been hijacked by hoodlums to perpetuate crime and create unrest in the society.
“The disolution of the anti-robbery unit will help to lessen the aggression fueled by protesting youths and hopefully stabilise decorum in the society."
Also, Awotinde Awoshola said that the IGP made a smart decision by disbanding the unit for peace to be restored to the country.
He further said that it is necessary to check the excesses of the anti-robbery unit by disbanding it.
“However, the disbandment of SARS will only create room for the establishment of another security outfit. We hope that the new outfit will carry out the objectives of the Federal Government to the letter."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the disbandment, though overdue, has been welcomed as Nigeria now take to the microblogging platform Twitter to celebrate the historical feat.
A Twitter user said:
"Congratulations Nigerians. Y’all did it. This is just the beginning tho. But yes we can go all the way. Now we can help the police get enough funding from the few thieves holding it at the top. So they can police us right."
Popular comedian Mr Marcaroni tweeted:
"Nigerian Youths!! we have a voice!! We must use it to the fullest!! Our demands need to be clear!! We need to be sure that all our demands are being met!! Yes #EndSARS!! But we need more accountability!! We need Justice!! We need peace of mind!!!
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