Senate Chief Whip Sen. Orji Kalu commended the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on the recent call to disband the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for respecting the wishes of Nigerians.
The former governor of Abia stated in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria by the Orji Kalu Media Office in Abuja on Sunday that the disbandment of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad was in the right direction.
Adamu said they would redeploy the operatives to other police formations and commands.
The announcement came after days of demonstrations against repression and extra-judicial killings by SARS operatives nationwide.
“The conduct of the Inspector General of Police has shown his concern for Nigerians, particularly the youths who have been accused, oppressed and subjected by some reckless SARS members to all forms of violence and brutality,” he said.
In the past, Kalu said that he had written privately to the I-G for a complete SARS reform, adding that what Nigeria needs is a trusted police force led by the respect and protection of Nigerian citizens ‘ rights.
“The police must ensure that their acts are consistent with the basic values for the establishment of a just society,” he said.
When people live in terror, they will be cynical of what’s going to happen next in their lives, and that’s not right.
Some SARS members are behaving with impunity.
“Many Nigerians, even when they have their requisite documents, have complained about how tense they feel at check points,” Kalu said.