#EndSARS: APC welcomes police reforms


The All Progressives Congress (APC) said it welcomed the disbandment of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) and viewed the responsive decision as a major and concrete step towards President Muhammadu Buhari affirmed resolve to achieve better policing and necessary reforms.

In a statement by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, the party said from the recent #BlackLivesMatter social movement to other global clamours for review of Police operations particularly in regard to citizens, they are empowered to protect, the need for Police reforms in Nigeria was urgent and continuous.

With benefit of experience and public outcry over the operations of the now-disbanded SARS, he said the APC was confident that the new policing arrangement promised by the Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, would balance the need to effectively combat armed robbery, kidnapping and other violent crimes in the country and ensure humane, professional and accountable police operations.

The ruling party called on Nigerians to take advantage of the Citizens and Strategic Stakeholders’ Forum, which “is being formed to regularly interface with Police leadership at all levels and advise on police activities as they affect the general public.”

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