-Former APC governorship candidate in Rivers state, Dakuku Peterside, calls for those advocating the scraping of SARS to be ignored.
-He maintained the SARS operatives have been very useful in maintaining peace and order in the society as well tackling crime.
Wike is sponsoring those calling for an end to SARS.
Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside, has offered his support for the continued operation of the Specal Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police .
Peterside also alleged that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike was sponsoring those spearheading the recent calls for the scrapping of SARS in the country.
He rather called for the restructuring of SARS instead of disbanding the entire unit.
“Rivers State is number one in high profile crimes of murder, kidnapping and robbery and the state government may have become uncomfortable because of its inability to influence and control the police. He said.
“Some people are obviously benefiting from the criminal activities that SARS officers stand against. I support the good work of SARS and I wish the agency could be re-organized and strengthened to function better.
“It’s a campaign championed by Governor Wike. In every society, without the police there can be no law and order and consistently for the past 18 months, Rivers State has occupied number one position in the area of violent crimes.
“Several have been beheaded especially in areas like Omoku and Ahoada.
“Recently a lady lawyer, Mary Obe was killed because she was pursuing a case on those who killed her brother. Her brother, Edwin Obe was killed earlier in Eleme part of Rivers State.
“I believe nobody will deny the fact that SARS has been very potent in tackling crimes in Rivers State. They have reduced the crime rate and given confidence to the people.”