The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) has said a few Nigerians mixed up as shortcoming, the quick reaction of his system to disband the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.
Buhari made this known in a live transmission on Thursday night.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had rejected the exceptional police unit in the wake of the #EndSARS fights.
Adamu had reported the Special Weapons and Tactics group as trade for the disbanded group.
Tending to Nigerians on Thursday, the President stated, “As a majority rule government, we tuned in to, and painstakingly assessed the five-point requests of the dissenters. What’s more, having acknowledged them, we promptly rejected SARS, and set up measures to address different requests of our childhood.
“On approving the termination of SARS, I already made it clear that it was in line with our commitment to the implementation of extensive Police reforms.
“Sadly, the promptness with which we have acted seemed to have been misconstrued as a sign of weakness and twisted by some for their selfish unpatriotic interests.
See tweet below:
As a democratic government, we listened to, and carefully evaluated the five-point demands of the protesters. And, having accepted them, we immediately scrapped SARS, and put measures in place to address the other demands of our youth.— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) October 22, 2020
“The result of this is clear to all observers: human lives have been lost; acts of sexual violence have been reported; two major correctional facilities were attacked and convicts freed; public and private properties completely destroyed or vandalised; the sanctity of the Palace of a Peace Maker, the Oba of Lagos has been violated. So-called protesters have invaded an International Airport and in the process disrupted the travel plans of fellow Nigerians and our visitors.”