Disbanding SARS not enough, arrest officers guilty of criminal activities — PDP tells Buhari


…Tackles APC for playing down activities of officers

Laraba Raphael, Abuja

People Democratic Party, (PDP) has asked President Mohammadu Buhari to bring to justice all the perpetrators that have  committed alleged  atrocities against Nigerians by the  Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force.

Barely 24 hours after the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, who had announced the disbandment of the police unit. In a release made available to NewsDirect Newspaper on Monday by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan stated that, “Without mincing words, the PDP insists that no indicted officer should be reassigned and allowed to go unpunished after such heinous crime against the Nigerian people.

“Those who killed, maimed, dehumanized and foisted a reign of terror on innocent Nigerians must be made to answer for their devilish actions.

“Anything short of this will amount to granting official cover to felonious elements and a tacit encouragement of further perpetuation of such crimes against Nigerians.”

Furthermore, our party and indeed well-meaning Nigerians across board are  miffed by moves by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to use a certain impostor as spokesperson in the social media to attempt to trivialize, politicize and detract from the essence of the public protest against the excesses of the disbanded police outfit.

“Nigerians were shocked when a particular agent of the APC, in a tweet on Sunday, made false and diversionary allusions to the creation of SARS in a bid to divert attention apparently because of APC’s complicity in the atrocities being protested against by Nigerians.

“The APC is apparently jittery because, whereas SARS was created in 1992, far before the coming to power of the PDP, it had turned monstrous within five years of the command of APC administration, under which our nation has witnessed horrific cases of arbitrary and extra-judicial killings, illegal arrests, arbitrary detention, torture and reported disappearances as also detailed in the reports by the United States Department of State, Amnesty International (AI) and Transparency International (TI).”