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Senate President Opposes Scrapping of SARS

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has opposed the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

He said this on Wednesday, 7 October, while deliberating on issues concerning the recent extrajudicial killings by security personnel attached to the infamous Nigerian police force.

Lawan said that some good personnel in the police force could be denied the opportunity to perform better if they were to be all scrapped.

His words:

“I think that this is the situation that should be properly investigated. Those involved in recent incident should be arrested and prosecuted. The law should take its due course. This is not acceptable. Nigerians need to know what happened to those who have killed Nigerians.

“There are good people and bad people in SARS. Scrapping of agencies when you have mistakes may not be the best position. Rule of law should be put in place.
“If you scrap SARS, you lose the chance of getting those doing well to continue to do well.’

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