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President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja declared that disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is the first step to extensive police reforms by his administration.
”I will like to use this opportunity to say a word on the recent genuine concerns and
agitations by Nigerians about the excessive use of force and in some cases extra-judicial killings
and wrongful conduct of the men of the Nigerian Police Force,’’ President Buhari
”The disbanding of SARS is only the first step in our commitment to extensive police reforms
in order to ensure that the primary duty of the police and other law enforcement agencies remains the protection of lives
and livelihood of our people.
”We will also ensure that all those responsible for misconduct or wrongful acts are brought to justice.
”We deeply regret the loss of life of the young man in Oyo State during the recent demonstrations.
”I have directed that the circumstances of his death should be thoroughly investigated.
”Meanwhile, it is important to recognise that the vast majority of men and
women of the police force are hardworking and diligent in performing their duties.
”The few bad eggs should not be allowed to tarnish the image and reputation of the force.”
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) October 12, 2020