- An APC chieftain in Zamfara, Senator Marafa, has condemned the FG's scrapping of SARS
- Senator Marafa urged President Buhari to be cautious, alleging that the #EndSARS protest which led to SARS dissolution is targeted at his administration
- The APC chieftain said those calling for the scrapping of SARS will still accuse the government of failing to protect citizens' lives
Following the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to "shine his eyes".
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday, October 11, announced the dissolution of SARS after days of nationwide protests against the brutality of the operatives.
After the dissolution, President Buhari also stated that the disbandment of the SARS is just a first step in the reform of the entire police structure.
However, Senator Marafa, a key member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state, claimed that the #EndSARS protests were actually targeted at the president's administration, Daily Trust reported.
According to him, crapping of SARS would do more harm than good.
“The president needs to shine his eyes and be very careful. The president may be playing into the hands of his enemies. My take is that some people are eager to do away with this government by anyhow."
Senator Marafa added that the disbandment of SARS may lead to greater problems, saying those who staged the protests may come back to accuse the government of failing to protect them.
The APC chieftain continued:
“I can tell you the protest is not about SARS, it is about this government. Some people, maybe are unhappy with this government and maybe they want to ignite problem from somewhere. One thing may lead to the other, before you know it, it will become a national problem. Can we live without SARS, in one form or the other? It is not possible."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that three people who participated in the #EndSARS protest in Ogun state were arraigned on Monday, October 12, by the Nigeria police.
The protesters were charged with “attempted murder”, according to Citizens’ Gavel, a civic tech organisation, representing them.
The organisation said its lawyers “were unable to get them out on bail as the magistrate court does not have jurisdiction.”
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