- A commander of the defunct SARS unit, Ibrahim Mohammed bagged an award in Borno state
- Mohammed was honoured and awarded a plaque by the Borno state House of Assembly for his gallant efforts
- Abdullahi Askira, the deputy speaker, said Mohammed played a vital role in the fight against insurgency in Borno
CSP Ibrahim Mohammed, the former commander of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Borno state was on Thursday, October 15, honoured by the House of Assembly.
Legit.ng gathered that Mohammed was awarded a plague of honour at the plenary session of the House for his gallantry in the fight against insurgency in the northern state.
According to the Deputy Speaker, Alhaji Abdullahi Askira, members of defunct FSARS under the leadership of Mohammed in Borno state played a vital role in the fight against insurgency and other violent crimes.
Mohammed dressed in police uniform, was accompanied by his wife to the chamber of the House.
Citations of the commander's numerous gallantry achievements include repelling an attack on the governor's convoy at Baga.
Alhaji Dige Mohammed, the leader of the House recalled how Mohammed raided and repelled insurgents’ attacks in some local government areas such as Maiduguri metropolis, Bama, Auno, Damboa among others.
The House while hailing the former SARS commander who showed his valour and patriotism, extended gratitude to the defunct unit for their gallantry and services towards counter-insurgency.
Mohammed's award is coming amid the nationwide outrage against the excesses of the controversial police unit known as SARS.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that amid rising demand for good governance in the country, a coalition of the northern groups has begun protest across the 19 states in the region demanding more from the government on security and protection of lives and properties.
Speaking with journalists on Wednesday, October 14, spokesperson of the coalition, Malam Abdul-Azeez stated that the protest will kickstart on Thursday, October 15.
Abdul-Azeez stated that hundreds of youths from the region will be mobilised for the protest in order to further press a single demand before the federal government which is security improvement.
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