Some youth in Katsina State, yesterday protested against the banning of Special Anti – Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police, saying the decision was not necessary but reforming the entire police system of the country is the best way to secure nigerians.
The groups who identified themselves as National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Katsina State branch, in collaboration with some other youth groups, were seen carrying placards with different inscriptions, chanting solidarity songs in support of SARS effort in combating banditry, armed robbery, kidnapping and other related crimes in the State.
Speaking on behalf of the groups, Adamu Kabir Matazu, however faulted the recent agitations calling for banning of SARS in Nigeria, saying those doing that are people benefiting from the crimes happening in the country and were ‘for sure’ being sponsored.
“End SARS not our best interest. What is important now is reforming the entire police force, equipping them with weapons and funds in line with the 21st Century policing standard is the best and a wholistic approach to secure Nigerians”, he said
He therefore handed over their protest letter to the State Police Commissioner Sanusi Buba, urging him to forward the complain to the Inspector General of Police.
Also, addressing the protesters, the Deputy Commissioner in-Charge of adminstration, Cyrin David Dominic, representing the State Commissioner of Police, assured to deliver the message to the appropriate authority, explaining that the entire police force is seriously undergoing reformation for better and effective service.
He then pleaded with them to maintain the peaceful mood exhibited while expressing their concerns.