We can’t scrap SARS – Nigeria Police inform Naira Marley
The Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Police Drive, DCP Frank Mba, has acknowledged Nigeria’s Explicit Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) can’t be scrapped.
All through an Instagram Keep Chat with musician, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, Mba on Tuesday acknowledged the Drive is for the time being reforming the operations of SARS nationwide.
Mba impressed Nigerians to make video recordings of SARS operatives who step out of line, “as long as it is safe to take motion”.
Naira Marley earlier cancelled a deliberate demonstration saying he was in talks with the police.
There was renewed outrage on social media all through the nation over the harassment, extortion and extra-judicial killings of innocent Nigerians by SARS operatives.
The Inspector-Primary of Police, Mohammed Adamu, subsequently banned SARS operatives from partaking in routine patrols, stop-and-search, mounting of roadblocks and website guests checks with speedy influence.
Mba acknowledged, “What we’ve got to do is to reform SARS and make them responsive, accountable and make them work in accordance with laid down procedures. We need them to proceed to reply violent crimes.
“We need them to proceed to reply armed robberies. We need them to proceed to reply kidnappings.”
Naira Marley agreed that SARS should not be scrapped nevertheless be reformed.