Proscription Of SARS, First Step Towards Wider Police Reforms – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the proscription of the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is the first step to police reforms by his administration.

The President made this known on Monday at the launch of the presidential youth empowerment scheme at the State House in Abuja.

“The disbanding of SARS is only the first step in our commitment to extensive police reforms in order to ensure that the primary duty of the police and other law enforcement agencies remains the protection of lives and livelihood of our people,” President Buhari said.

”We will also ensure that all those responsible for misconduct or wrongful acts are brought to justice.

”We deeply regret the loss of life of the young man in Oyo State during the recent demonstrations.

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”I have directed that the circumstances of his death should be thoroughly investigated.

The presidents comments comes amid the resumption of the mass action in different parts of the country.

The protesters spread across several parts of the country, continued with the demonstrations on Monday while condemning the insensitive stance of the Buhari administration to their plight.

They particularly blocked the lekki toll gate in Lagos forcing commuters to be stranded for hours and similarly disrupted traffic flow at the berger junction in Abuja.

The story was no different in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital as protesters in their hundreds occupied the government house demanding that an end be put to police brutality.


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