Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has commended the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, for the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force.
The governor in a statement personally signed by him, and made available to newsmen on Monday in Asaba, said the disbandment was a decisive response to the legitimate concerns of Nigerians.
Okowa described the disbandment of the squad as a “welcome development’’, and commended the Police for not suppressing the protests.
“The Nigerian youth can take pride in the fact that they have won a major victory for the right to free movement and association without let or hindrance,” he said.
Okowa added that the disbandment was a visible demonstration of how government agencies should respond to the grievances of the people and agitations for justice and good governance in a democracy.
“Finally, let me say that the IGP should not stop at disbanding SARS. That is but one step in the multiple steps required in carrying out a comprehensive reform of the Nigeria Police Force.
“Such a reform should cover matters relating to recruitment, training and welfare of the rank and file,” Okowa said.