The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is a victory for the Nigerian youths following Nationwide protests against the Squad.
The Governor disclosed this in Ikeja on Sunday, October 11, 2020, upon his return from Ondo State where he led as the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Campaign Council for the governorship election.
While commending the youths for the peaceful manner they conducted themselves during the protests, Governor Sanwo-Olu believes their actions have shown what democracy truly stands for.
Channels TV reports that the Governor also called on the youths to sheathe their swords following the positive response to their demands.
He encouraged the young population to collaborate with the Police authorities by forming themselves into groups aimed at providing a citizen-oriented policing structure.
The Governor’s response followed days of widespread protests by Nigerians demanding to scrap of the unit which had gained notoriety for brutality and human rights violations.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, who announced the scrapping of the unit, acknowledged reports of extortion and brutality, announcing a plan for an investigation.