Shehu Sani has expressed his displeasure through his Twitter handle over a comment made by the northern governors against a scrap of the Special Anti Robbery Squad recently scrapped.
Recall that the Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, said Northern states were not against the scrapped Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police. He noted that the unit had been useful in the fight against insecurity in the Northern region.
The governor who posit that the northern states do not believe in throwing the baby out with the bathwater. He, however, admitted that the unit needed reforms.
The former Senator condemned their declaration of support for the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Shehu who has been in support of the End SARS protest move has since gained followers, continues to give his support for public outcry
In a related development, the Nigerian Governors Forum has said there is a need for greater consultation with the mood of the public and therefore advised the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to stay action on the implementation of Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).
The Governors, in a communique signed by NGF Chairman and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, hailed the plan for far-reaching reforms for accountability, greater effectiveness, and transparency.
They advised Adamu to “convene a meeting of all stakeholders and agree on a format of engagement with state officials”.
The communique disclosed that Adamu told them that after a psychological and medical evaluation, 50 SWAT Officers will be trained and posted to all State Commands.
Meanwhile, Fayemi’s appearance on Channels Television on the live “Politics Today” program pleaded with the people to allow the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad, F-SARS, do their work in places where they are effective.
The Governor, who backed the ongoing youths’ protest against police brutality across the country, noted that “in areas where F-SARS has been efficient and effective we should really allow them to continue to do the work”.
Fayemi insisted that there was nothing wrong with the protest and the call for police to be reformed, adding that young people should be encouraged to ask more questions.
According to him, it is important Nigeria engages and gets to the bottom of all that is being agitated about at the moment.
Fayemi assured Nigerians that those who have been found culpable of human rights abuses in the F-SARS unit will be brought to book.
As the End SARS/SWAT move continues, what is your take on the recent happenings?