Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has commended the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, for disbanding the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force.
The Governor, in a statement he personally signed, noted that the disbandment of SARS was a prompt response to the legitimate concerns of Nigerians, adding that the ENDSARS protest by youths across the country had become a national and global movement.
Describing the disbandment of the squad as a welcome development, Okowa said the Nigerian youth could take pride in the fact that they have won a major victory for the right to free movement and association without let or hindrance.
While commending the Police for not suppressing the protests, the Governor said the disbandment of SARS was a visible demonstration of how government agencies should respond to the grievances of the people and their agitations for justice and good governance in a democracy.
He urged the IGP not to stop at disbanding SARS, but to go further with the multiple steps required to comprehensively reform the Nigeria Police Force.