Atiku Condemns Cruel Actions of SARS, calls for Overhaul of Police Unit
The former vice President of Nigeria, alhaji Atiku Abubakar has condemned the cruel actions of Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), against innocent Nigerians and called on the government of Buhari to rise to the occasion of arresting the notoriety of the police unit with every seriousness it deserves.
In a statement, Atiku Abubakar said, “The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigerian Police was set up to confront violent crimes such as armed robbery, kidnapping and other related crimes. However, the unit has today morphed into an oppressor of the Nigerian masses who strive every day for a better life.”
“Reports of intimidation, harassment and outright extortion by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have continued unabated. I strongly condemn their cruel actions against our people, and I urge the government to rise to the occasion and nip this monstrosity in the bud with the seriousness it deserves.”
“It’s expedient that the activities of SARS are reviewed to ensure that the rogue elements are excised from the unit and sanity returned to its operations.”
SARS has been accused of extortion, rape, kidnapping and extra judicial killing of innocent citizens but unfortunately, the egg heads in the government seems to look the other way while Nigerians suffer and die in the hands of these unprofessional police officers.