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SARS Saga: Bring in reforms that would sanitize and strengthen the unit rather than scraping it- Emir of Muri tells FG

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ENDSARS Protest: Bring in reforms that would sanitize and strengthen the unit rather than scraping it- Emir of Muri tells FG
ENDSARS Protest: Bring in reforms that would sanitize and strengthen the unit rather than scraping it- Emir of Muri tells FG

ENDSARS Protest: Bring in reforms that would sanitize and strengthen the unit rather than scraping it- Emir of Muri tells FG

The Emir of Muri in Taraba State, Alhaji Abbas Njidda Tafida, called on the Federal Government to look inwards and bring in reforms that would sanitize and strengthen the unit rather than scraping it as agitated by some Nigerians.

The first Class Chief spoke among a cross-section of critical stakeholders who lend their voices to the ongoing protests in parts of the country against the SARS unit.

He said, the good work and intentions behind the establishment of the unit cannot be taken for granted, even as it was obvious that some unscrupulous elements in the unit seem to be power-drunk.

“We cannot say because the SARS are dealing badly with people, then they should be completely scraped. Are the armed robbers and other criminal elements dealing with people better?

The Royal Father expressed readiness to willingly join any committee that is set up to critically look into the issues raised against the SARS in a bid to give the government sound recommendations on how to best reposition the unit for more efficient and professional performance.

Similarly, Taraba State Chairman of Civil Societies, Joseph Gimbiya said that the operatives of SARS unit need regular psychological evaluation and testing for drugs and other substance abuse to ensure that they are in the right frame of mind to carry out their all important tasks of ridding the nation of criminals.

Gimbiya insisted that rather than scraping the unit and integrate the men into the main stream police, the officers should be subjected to set standards and those found to have fallen short of such standards should be made to face the full wrath of the law in public glare to serve as deterent to others.

In the same vein, the leaders of Igbo and Yoruba communities in Taraba state on Sunday also called on the Federal Government to take the calls for the scraping of the SARS unit as a wake up call to streamline the operations of the unit and ensure that the operatives selected to work under the unit are of the highest physical, mental and professional standings.

Meanwhile, the state Chairman of the Nigerian Youth Council of Nigeria, Comrade Udi Adamu has called for a total reformation of the SARS unit including their way of dressing and lines of duty.

Adamu said that “most operatives of the unit dress so rough that they are easily mistaken for bandits and other criminal elements; and the manner with which they treat people is most humiliating as well as unbecoming of law enforcement agents”.

Also speaking, the chairperson of National Council of Women Societies in Taraba State Mrs Daniel Atanji said that the women in the state “would not be a party to calls for the ending of SARS but would rather advocate for training and retraining of officers of the unit.

ENDSARS Protest: Bring in reforms that would sanitize and strengthen the unit rather than scraping it- Emir of Muri tells FG

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