Following the dissolution of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, otherwise known as F-SARS by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday, the Citizens Action for Good Governance (CAGG) insist its call for reform remains.
The group stated this during a protest at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, saying that with or without the dissolution of SARS the total reformation of the police force is paramount.
The national coordinator of the organization, Comrade Nazir Galadanchi, said “The Citizens Action for Good Governance was not formed based on SARS, therefore ending SARS will not change our position on the reformation of the Nigeria Police Force.”
He, however, commended the IGP for taking the bold step of dissolving SARS, urging him to set motion in place to commence the much needed reform process of the police force.
He said, “We are calling for a better, improved, well equipped and cheerful police men and woman. A reformed police in terms of regular training, attitudinal change and kitted with world class gadgets such as teasers and body cameras.
“We want to see a reformed police that is digitally ready and prompt in responding to security alerts across the country. A reformed police with improved welfare package, where officers of the police force on duty can walk into any registered restaurant and eat and drink without paying but the cost will be charged on the police account using their verified recruitment numbers.”
The IG while announcing the dissolution not SARS on Sunday, outlined other measures taken in the interim, that all officers and men serving in the Unit will be redeployed to other Police Commands, Formations and Units.
“A new policing arrangement for tackling the offences of Armed-Robbery and other violent crimes will be unveiled to the public soon.
The CAGG had last Thursday during a conference tasked the IG to give the Nigeria Police a new look that is people-friendly and highly equipped.