Following the call by some Nigerians to scrap the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the governor of Gombe state, Alhaji Hassan Ibrahim Dankwambo has indirectly said the security body is now a danger to those they are supposed to protect.
The governor said this via Twitter on Monday while declaring his support for the #EndSARS campaign launched on Twitter by some Nigerians to expose some of the atrocities committed by the SARS.
In the his tweet, Ibrahim Dankwambo said: “I wholeheartedly support Nigerians in the call for #EndSARS.
“Those charged with the protection of Nigerian lives and property have now become the danger to those they are supposed to protect.”
In a related development, the inspector general of police
Idris Kpotun Ibrahim has ordered the immediate re-organization of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) across the country.
The IGP in a statement read:
”The Nigeria police force has observed the recent trends of event in the social media on the #ENDSARSNOW and the controversy being generated by the innuendos from the allegations and other misconceptions as it concerns the operational roles and activities of the special anti-robbery squad, a detachment of the force.
”Undoubtedly SARS have been doing very well in fighting violent crimes such as armed robbery kidnappings and cattle rustling in the country in the recent time and this has resulted in drastic reduction of incidents of the mentioned violent crimes nationwide,” he said.