A Civil Society Organisation, CSO, on Saturday, referred to as on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal authorities to disband the Particular Anti-Theft Squad, SARS.
The CSO, Centre for Development of Civil Liberties and Improvement, made the decision whereas condemning the assault on Nigerians by SARS operatives.
It additionally urged the Federal authorities to launch all these arrested by SARS operatives throughout the nation.
The decision was made in a press release collectively signed by co-conveners of the group particularly: Adebayo Raphael, Ariyo-Dare Atoye, and Deji Adeyanju.
In keeping with the group, disbanding SARS was the one strategy to cease these police operatives from “terrorising” Nigerians.
The assertion reads: “We condemn in its totality, the resurgence of unprovoked and unjustified violence of operatives of the Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) on Nigerian residents, particularly the youths in several elements of the nation.
“We have now watched with disdain, the a number of clips of SARS brutality populating completely different social media platforms, and the way the operatives of this Police Unit — legitimately constituted to fight crime and make sure the security of the folks — have now develop into brokers of terror and unwarranted brutality and abuse to Nigerian youths.
“In step with Chapter II, Part 14 (2)(b) of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, it’s clear to us and the vast majority of Nigerians that this police unit has didn’t prioritize the safety of the Nigerian folks, however has slightly develop into a bane to our nation’s safety and a monstrous menace to the security of the Nigerian folks.
“It’s on this foundation that we declare, due to this fact, that the Federal Authorities of the Federal Republic of Nigeria should act instantly and decisively to close down this unit of the Nigeria Police Pressure and be sure that it henceforth ceases to exist in our nation.
“As well as, the Federal Authorities should order the speedy and unconditional launch of all harmless residents who’ve been unjustly incarcerated by this unit and compensate them accordingly.
“Additional, the Federal Authorities should instantly order an unbiased inquiry into the rogue actions of SARS operatives within the final one 12 months and punish any and each operative discovered responsible of extortion, abuse of Nigerian residents and execution or killing of any harmless citizen throughout the mentioned timeframe.
“Our hope is that the Federal Authorities will facet with the Nigerian folks, and never this rogue unit terrorizing Nigerians with unbridled impunity. The Nigerian Police Pressure can solely develop into an establishment that protects the Nigerian folks when it is freed from anti-people and anti-democratic parts just like the operatives within the SARS unit.”
In the meantime, SARS operatives had on Saturday killed a younger man in Ughelli, Delta State.