The All Progressives Congress, APC, has blamed the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for creating the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.
The APC through its The spokesman, Yekini Nabena, said this on Sunday while reacting to series of tweets on Twitter for total scrap of the police outfit.
“Who created SARS? PDP,” Nabena had tweeted.
Recall that several Nigerian youths, including celebrities has last week took to the street, protesting and asking for the disbandment of the Police faction, SARS.
Meanwhile, in a statement on Sunday, the Inspector General of the police, Muhammad Adamu succumbed to the protesters by announcing the dissolution of the SARS.
The APC spokesman, Nebena in his tweets, while reacting to the dissolution of SARS, hailed the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, adding that scrapping of SARS shows the readiness of the President to ensure police reforms.
He further urged Nigerians and the civil society organizations to work with the IGP to ensure a holistic reform.
The APC spokesman wrote;
“The APC welcomes the disbandment of the Special Anti Robbery Squad and views the responsive decision as a major and concrete step towards. President Muhammadu Buhari affirmed resolve to achieve better policing and necessary reforms.
“From the recent #BlackLivesMatter social movement to other global clamours for review of police operations particularly in regard to citizens they are empowered to protect, the need for police reforms in Nigeria is urgent and continuous.
“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.”