We Still Need SARS – Northern Gorvernors

The governor explained that the insecurity in the northern region was why SARS cannot be done away with, suggesting it be reformed to allow it function optimally.

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State / Photo credit: guardian.ng
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State / Photo credit: guardian.ng

Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, Simon Lalong of Plateau State has said the 19 governors of the region are not in agreement with the decision to disband the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force.

Lalong spoke with State House correspondents on Thursday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

The president recently acceded to protesters demands that the police unit be disbanded because of the harassment and negative impact it has had on the young people, some of who have lost their lives.

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The governor explained that the insecurity in the northern region was why SARS cannot be done away with, suggesting it be reformed to allow it function optimally.

Lalong said, “SARS is not made up of bad elements alone as it also includes personnel who are doing their work diligently.”

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He said the baby should not be thrown away with the bath water as the police unit had been useful in the fight against insecurity.

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