- Violent crimes will increase in Nigeria as a result of SARS disbandment, Ona Ekhomu has declared
- The security expert said this is because the criminals are now aware that SARS is no more
- Ekhomu urged the police to immediately create a new elite unit to combat crimes
Nigerians have been urged to expect an increase in crimes such as armed robbery, kidnapping and banditry.
The call was made by security expert, Dr. Ona Ekhomu, while speaking on the EndSARS protest and the consequent disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) by the federal government.
According to him, the criminals are now aware that SARS has been scrapped and they will now exploit it, The Sun reports.
“Violent criminals are aware that SARS has been scrapped. Since there was no orderly transition from one crime combating agency to another, the terrorists and criminals will exploit the confusion during the interregnum to unleash mayhem on Nigerians.”
However, he urged the police to create a new elite unit dedicated to crime-combating within seven days. He said this will help deny robbers and kidnappers the opportunity to slaughter innocent citizens.
“It behooves the police agency to quickly respond to the challenge of controlling violent crimes in the country. Nigeria is already the third most terrorized country in the world. It would be totally unacceptable for violent crimes to rise higher than current high levels. “SARS or no SARS, the police must competently perform its constitutional duty."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Southern Youths Development Forum (SYDF) appealed to the federal government to convoke a national youths conference immediately.
The call was put through in a statement made available to Legit.ng by the national president of the group, Pastor Bassey James.
James, who is also the founder of Southern Atlantic Polytechnic, Uyo, said this will help resolve the lingering crisis on the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) protests which is gaining ground among the Nigerian youths.
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