Reform FSARS, group urges FG

As clamour for the ban of the Federal Special Ant-Robbery Squad (FSARS) continues to fill the airwaves, a civil society organisation, Citizens Action for Good Governance (CAGG), has called for reform of the Squad, instead of outright ban.

The group, at a press conference addressed on Friday in Abuja by its national coordinator, Nazir Galadanchi, urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to rather come up with measures to reform of the Squad.

He said: “It is with dismay and heavy heart that we state here as bona fide Nigerians that the action of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, to ban FSARS from major areas of the society that needs serious attention to provide 24 hours security, is hasty and like throwing the baby with the bathing water and humbly lend our voice to the call for reform of the FSARS to mitigate and further improve our security architecture.

“We know that in every organisation including the family there are bad eggs that are in few number compared to the rest persons who are sacrificially and professionally doing their job.

“We still want to passionately appeal to the IGP to reconsider this ban of FSARS, but instead reform it for the general interest of Nigerians. Let us not allow criminals to smile and unleash terror on innocent Nigerians because of some dissenting voices. We believe in the professionalism and integrity of FSARS, and we are looking at the larger picture from the citizens’ security angle.

“Nigeria will be better with a reformed FSARS. Reforming FSARS will guarantee a safer Nigeria. Fish out the bad officers in FSARS. We believe in the IGP’s leadership style. Reform FSARS for effective policing; pls IG don’t scrap FSARS.”

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