Okowa commends IGP for disbanding SARS

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Monday commended the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, for disbanding the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force.

In a statement personally signed by him in Asaba, Okowa said the disbandment of SARS was a decisive and prompt way by the IGP in responding to the legitimate concerns of Nigerians.

According to him, the #ENDSARS protest by youths across the country had become a national and international movement.

Describing the disbandment of the squad as a “welcome development’’, the governor said; “the Nigerian youths can take pride in the fact that they have won a major victory for the right to free movement and association without let or hindrance.

“While commending the Police for not suppressing these protests, the disbandment of SARS is a visible demonstration of how government agencies should respond to the grievances of our people and their agitations for justice and good governance in a democracy.

“Finally, let me say that the IGP should not stop at disbanding SARS. That is but one step in the multiple steps required in carrying out a comprehensive reform of the Nigeria Police Force.

“Such reform should cover matters relating to recruitment, training and welfare of the rank and file.’’

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