The Spokesman for the ruling All Progressives Congress accused the Peoples Democratic Party for creating the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the police which was dissolved by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday.
The representative for the APC, Yekini Nabena, said this in a progression of tweets on Sunday while responding to the scrapping of the police outfit.
“Who created SARS? PDP,” “PDP created the leviathan in SARS to Rigg elections” Nabena tweeted.
Nabena, in a further statement signed on behalf of the APC, said the dissolution of SARS indicated the determination of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), to ensure police reform.
He, therefore, called on the civil society associations and Nigerians in general to work with the IG to ensure that the reforms are comprehensive.
The APC spokesperson stated, “The APC welcomes the disbandment of the Special Anti Robbery Squad and views the responsive decision as a significant and concrete step towards. President Muhammadu Buhari affirmed resolve to achieve better policing and fundamental changes.
“With benefit of experience and public outcry over the operations of the now disbanded SARS, the APC is confident that the new policing arrangement promised by the Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, will balance the need to effectively combat armed robbery, kidnapping and other violent crimes in the country and ensure humane, professional and accountable police operations.
“We call 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.”