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#SARSMustEnd Protests Already Yielded Desired Result For The Youths – Ahmad Lawan

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan

Nigeria’s senate president, Ahmad Lawan has come out to say that the #SARSMustEnd protests should be stopped because the government has responded responsibly.

He recently revealed that the official dissolution of SARS should be enough for protesters to quit.

According to him, the fact that the unit was immediately scrapped meant the protest yielded the desired result, so he does not know why protesters are persisting with their fight.

He added that anyone involved in killings amid the #SARSMustEnd protests should be brought to book.

His words, “The protest has yielded the desired result so far and there won’t be need to continue the protest again when SARS has been disbanded and those culprits who are involved in the killings should be brought to book.”

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The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is a Nigerian Police Force unit under the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department headed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police Anthony Ogbizi. Since 2012, SARS has come under controversy for being linked to acts of extortion, torture, framing and blackmail.

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad was founded in 1992 by former police commissioner Simeon Danladi Midenda. The major reason SARS was formed was when Col. Rindam, a Nigerian Army Colonel was killed by police officers at a checkpoint in Lagos.

SARS is one of the 14 units in the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department which was established to detain, investigate and prosecute people involved in crimes like armed robbery, kidnapping and other forms of crimes.

During its formation the Special Anti-Robbery Squad was known to operate covertly. SARS operatives were not allowed to wear police uniform, publicly carry guns or have walkie-talkies. They were given unmarked vehicles with sometimes no license plates or private plate numbers during duty.


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