Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has lauded the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, for disbanding the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police.
Okowa said the disbandment of SARS was a decisive and prompt way by the IGP in responding to the legitimate concerns of Nigerians.
“The #ENDSARS protest by youths across the country had become a national and international movement.
“The disbandment of the squad is a welcome development. The Nigerian youths 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.
“In commending the Police for not suppressing these protests, the disbandment of SARS is a visible demonstration of how government agencies should respond to the grievances of our people and their agitations for justice and good governance in a democracy.
“Also, 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 reform should cover matters relating to recruitment, training and welfare of the rank and file,” Okowa said in a statement personally signed by him.
Persecondnews reports that despite the decision taken by the IGP Adamu, the ENDSARS protesters have continued to register their displeasure across the country.
At Lekki axis of Lagos, the protesters are calling on President Muhammed Buhari to address the nation, while insisting that Police are still harassing the citizenry.