Northern Governors Reject Dissolution Of SARS

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The Governors of the Northern States said on Thursday that they were against the recent dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad by the Federal Government.

Even as the outcry by Nigerians over the human rights abuses attributed to the disbanded squad, hence the continued protests, the governors said the unit made valuable contribution to the fight against insecurity in the North.

Simon Lalong, the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum while speaking with State House Correspondents in Abuja, insisted that SARS was useful to the region.

He had visited the State House to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari.

The governor was of the view that not all operatives in the unit were bad, and because of that, the idea of disbanding the entire squad was not welcomed by the forum.

Lalong claimed that what the unit needed was reformation and not dissolution.

However, he deferred to the fact that Buhari had already approved the dissolution.

He also observed that there was division across the country on the status of SARS, a reason the federal government came under pressure to act in a manner it felt was best for the nation.

 

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