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#EndSARS: Why FG must scrap SARS – Expert

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Ejiofor advises FG to scrap SARS.

Following recent outburst and rage from some Nigerians on the internet over infractions by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a department of the Nigeria Police Force, a former director at the State Security Service (SSS), Mike Ejiofor has advised the Nigerian government to scrap the department and institute a new one.

Ejiofor, who stated this on Sunday in an interview with Premium Times, said, “There are areas that need reform, but we cannot ban the entire department because of that.

“The SSS is respected by Nigerians because you can’t find its personnel robbing people at the ATM and killing with impunity. It is not to say they’re not sometimes reckless or get used by politicians but you could at least see a semblance of professionalism in their conduct.”

He said SARS has breached its rules and responsibilities, hence, the department must be yanked off, adding that a new one should be established with well trained personnel.

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“But the terrible and traumatic reputation of SARS is one that a reform cannot correct. The department should be scrapped and another one be created with a new name and new persons who are well trained.

“The security situation cannot be worse than it currently is even with the so-called gallantry of SARS,” Ejiofor said.

Naija News gathered that allegations of illegal killings, torture and arrests by SARS flooded the social media since Saturday, with hashtag #EndSARS aimed at compelling the Federal Government to scrap the unit.

The Force Headquarters has therefore, promised to look into the matter.

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