Why we oppose SARS disbandment – Northern Governors

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State.

Governors of Northern states on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari where they kicked against the recent disbandment of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Plateau state Governor, Simon Lalong, led the group to submit its demands adding that the police unit has been useful in the fight against insecurity in the region.

Lalong, while fielding questions from State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Thursday, insisted that the region is against the scraping of SARS, despite President Buhari’s approval of the scrapping of SARS.

He said the northern states do not believe that the baby should be thrown away with the bath water.

He disagreed with claims that SARS was made up of bad elements, adding that ” it is also included personnel who were doing their work diligently”

The governor said what is needed is the reformation of the unit to enable it to discharge its functions optimally.

He, however, acknowledged that there are divisions in the country concerning the continued existence of the unit.

Lalong, who said he was in the Presidential Villa to commend Buhari for approving community policing of which training has commenced in earnest in the various zones of the country.

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