SARS: Disbandment, ill-advised decision, says Kano political commentator.
By Adamu Aminu
Sequel to the series of demonstrations, particularly in Abuja and Lagos, which gradually envelopes some parts of the country carrying the hashtags END SARS and ENDPOLICEBRUTALITY.
Despite the protest’s fruition which forced the federal government of impromptu disbandment of the police unit for their alleged excess of taking torturing and killing the lives of innocents Nigerians.
The stand taking by the apex government has been receiving mixed reactions by cross-sections of Nigerians. Some are of the view that the decision taken by the federal government executed is apt and timely while some are of the view that it is morally unjustified.
While Speaking to Adamu Aminu on Sunday in Kano, Mallam Musa Baba, Kano based political and social affairs commentator said the abrupt decision taken by the federal government of hammering the Special Anti-Robbery Squad is unwarranted and grossly ill-advised given this era when the armed robbery, banditry and another form of criminality are increasingly becoming a defining dimension of insecurity across the federation.
“This doesn’t mean that SARS operatives are spotless of excesses in the course of discharging their duties, but their advantages overlapped above their shortcomings,” He said.
About the on-going protests agitating for cancellation of SARS and addressing the reported police brutality in the country.
Baba added that despite the apex government succumbed to the protester’s demand which led to the cancellation of SARS, the bedrock of the anger, 37 ex-operatives dismissed, while 34 to be prosecuted and going to the extent of the Vice President Yemi Osibanjo publicly on behalf of the federal government tendered an unreserved apology and assured the demonstrators to sheath their swords, and stop the protest.
” Despite all that, this doesn’t doused the tension, the demonstrators forge ahead in wreaking havoc, there must be an ulterior motive, the mission goes beyond agitation for SARS cancellation and against police brutality, He confirmed.
Adding that ” the SARS’s needs reformation not disbandment, because of systemic criminality permeating the nooks and crannies of this nation, and many of them lost their lives while daring encounters with armed bandits and robbers.
Additionally, Baba says succumbing to the protesters demands of scrapping SARS with blink of an eye is highest form of diciliity ever recorded by a sitting government in the history of this nation.
“Based on the fact, the demonstration is mainly populated by the people from other part of the country, while terrorists and armed-bandits in the northern part of this country are killing and maiming innocents citizens and yet nothing in sight to redeem them from the retrogressive backwaters of insecurity, he said.
The Kano based political Commentator, Mallam Musa Baba urged President Muhammadu Buharii to execute what is urgently needful towards stemming the tides of insecurity bedevilling the nation.