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#EndSARS: Northern Governors Reject Dissolution Of SARS

#EndSARS: Northern Governors Reject Dissolution Of SARS

Governors of the 19 states in the north have rejected the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, who also serves as the Chairman of th Northern Governors' Forum (NGF), said that the disbandment of SARS operatives was not needed, but what was important was a reformation of the unit.

Lalong said that the reformation of the unit would bring about a more effective policing system in the country.

He stated that the unit does not consist of just the "bad elements", that there are personnel who are "doing their work diligently".

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

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) had, on Sunday, announced the dissolution of the SARS unit of the Police Force, after protesters took to the streets across states in the country, over violations of human rights of Nigerians.

The protests continue to breathe, as Nigerians say that their voices must be heard.

Following the dissolution of the SARS unit, the IGP announced the establishment of the Special Weapons and Tactics 9SWAT) unit that has also been rejected by Nigerians, stating that the formation of a new team does not change anything.

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