Former Vice president Of Nigeria Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has reacted over the dissolution of the defunct Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) This was contained in a statement issued by his media office..
According to the statement,Abubakar said“This was the right thing to do. A system that brutally eliminates our youths is not one to hold on to, and neither can we be proud of it.
“Now we can start on a clean sheet to envision an elite police unit similar to the SWAT team in America and a comprehensive overhaul of the police and policing system that is peoples-focused,”
In his words, he said “the will of the people is the bulwark of the democratic system and those in authority cannot ignore the will of the people without undermining democracy itself.”
He added “Citizens who engaged in peaceful protests without molesting innocent people are heroes of our democracy.
“I must commend the courage and tenacity of these youths for holding rogue elements in the police force accountable.
“Apathy in the face of abuses promotes impunity, and therefore these young men and women deserve our respect for championing the disbandment of SARS,”
He paid tribute to Jimoh Isiaq who was killed in Ogbomoso in the course of the #EndSARS protests and all allegedly extra judicially killed over the years, saying “I hope that their sacrifices would not be in vain.”