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The former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani slammed the governor’s of the Northern region for frowning at the campaign for the abolition of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS both locally and internationally.
The last week has seen a growing call for the ban of the notorious police unit over its persistent human right violation, extortion and outright posing a danger to the lives of Nigerians. And this has led the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu to announce a ban on the SARS Operatives, only to be replaced with the Special Weapon and Tactics Team (SWAT)
But amidst this increasing nationwide criticisms the SARS police unit, the Northern Governors Forum on Thursday threw its weight behind the infamous group, noting that the SARS Operatives were doing well to curb security challenges in the region
The Northern Governors Forum opposed wholesale disbandment of SARS. They argued that the unit, under the auspices of the Nigeria Police, had been doing a job in the fight against insecurity in the region.
Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, spoke in Abuja while fielding questions from State House correspondents after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari.
But in his reaction, Sani, a human rights activist turned politician queried why there were still kidnappings and killings in the North if the SARS Operatives were alive to their responsibilities as claimed by the Governors.
While writing via his Twitter handle on Friday, Mr Sani asked: “Dear Northern Governors, If SARS is working in the North why hasn’t kidnappings and killings by Bandits and Terrorists continues unabated?”