SARS: Governors state position on ban

The Nigerian Governors’ Discussion board (NGF) has applauded the Inspector-Basic of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, for banning the operations of the Federal Particular Anti-Theft Squad (FSARS).

The Chairman, Dr Kayode Fayemi, in a press release issued in Abuja, demanded acceptable sanctions in opposition to regulation enforcement officers who had change into lawless whereas exercising their duties in opposition to abnormal Nigerians.

Fayemi said that the governors acquired the ban of SARS with nice reduction.

The governors supported the directive of the IGP that no personnel of the Power is permitted to embark on patrols or tactical assignments in mufti henceforth.

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A part of the assertion reads: “It will considerably cut back the assorted infractions of the Power that abnormal Nigerians have been complained about.

“We additionally imagine this can deliver an finish to the menace of SARS brutality on the individuals they’re meant to guard.

Fayemi famous that the IGP’s directive got here at a greater time when majority of Nigerians are sad with this group of police personnel who’ve engaged in illegal killings and harassment, thereby giving the Power a nasty title.

“It’s useful to recall that SARS has been cautioned for a similar behaviour earlier than, just for it to return to its previous methods.

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“Our younger individuals shouldn’t be criminalized merely on account of how they give the impression of being or their mode of dressing or the vehicles they drive, the kind of telephones they carry, and so forth. That is an assault on their basic human rights.

“We expect it is a well timed medical response by the management of the Nigerian Police Power and I need to commend IGP Adamu for his promptness and boldness,” the assertion added.

Fayemi hoped that the announcement would promptly be adopted by motion and that there can be no reversal.


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