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If SARS is working, why has terrorism continued – Shehu Sani lambasts Northern Govs

Senator Shehu Sani, has lambasted Northern Governors over their support for SARS.

The former Senator condemned their declaration of support for the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The government critic tweeted his reaction on Friday.

“Dear Northern Governors, if SARS is working in the North, why has kidnappings and killings by bandits and terrorists continued unabated?

”#EndsSARS”, Sani wrote.

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, spoke on Thursday after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

The Chairman, Northern Governors Forum, said though the government has approved the scrapping of the unit, the decision should be reconsidered.

“Some people said they don’t want SARS, some said they want SARS but a reformed SARS…Let us not just say we are throwing away the baby with bath water. If there are good ones, you don’t chase them away”, Lalong said.

The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong,  after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja said though the government has approved the scrapping of the unit, States in the North are of the opinion that the baby should not be thrown away with the bath water.

Lalong said he went to see the President to commend him for approving community policing, adding that training had commenced in the various zones of the country.

“When we see issues like this, because most of the complaints vary from one state to the other; in one aspect, some people said they don’t want SARS, some said they want SARS but a reformed SARS.

“So, our opinion and conclusion at that stage was that let us not just say we are throwing away the baby with bath water.

“If there are good ones, you don’t chase them away. So, as SARS is banned, we are now looking forward to…because most of the states in the north said no. They want SARS because SARS helps them.

“Borno said without SARS, he would not have been surviving today. Niger also wants SARS. So, if you are addressing this issue of SARS, you need to know what is wrong in some places. Is it the process of recruitment?

“Is it the character of the people? You can’t say because somebody is wrong, everybody is wrong in the country. These are some of the issues we concluded yesterday.

“And it’s for the chairman to go and meet Mr. President to still look at this issue holistically and critically so that we understand where we are going.”

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