- The recent disbandment of SARS has attracted praise to President Muhammadu Buhari
- The Senate president, Ahmed Lawan, on Monday, October 12, said that by this, President Buhari has proven that he feels the pains of Nigerians
- Lawan also commended IGP Mohammed Adamu for totally scrapping the unit in the police
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The Senate president, Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Lawan on Monday, October 12, noted that by this move, President Buhari has proven that he has a listening ear to the cries of Nigerians who have one way or the other suffered violence in the hands of some members of the squad, AIT reports.
“I am applauding the President because it is a demonstration of good leadership to yield to the demand of the populace in difficult situations like this."
The Senate boss also congratulated Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, for taking the bold and very laudable step.
Lawan, going forward, urged IGP Adamu to enact and enforce strict reforms in the entire Nigeria Police Force (NPF) that will ensure better ways to fight crimes and prevent the use of violence on the part of the officers.
“I also reiterate my call for the prosecution of all security personnel whose extrajudicial killings and other acts of misconduct brought us to this sorry pass.
“I hope that the steps taken by the Inspector-General of Police will be followed with a more comprehensive reform of the police.”
Earlier, IGP Adamu announced the disbandment of SARS of the NPF.
The announcement of the dissolution of the police unit came after days of #EndSARS online and offline protests by Nigerians against the brutality and extra-judicial killings by SARS operatives nationwide.
The IGP's disbandment of the special squad is contained in a statement made available by police spokesperson, DCP Frank Mba, on Sunday, October 11.
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