Disbanding SARS not a solution to police brutality – Emir


The Emir of Dutse in Jigawa State, Dr. Nuhu Muhammad Sanusi has said disbanding SARS is not a solution to the alleged police brutality in the country.

The emir disclosed this when he received the Minister of Water Resources, Engineer Suleiman Adamu at his palace in Dutse, the state capital.

He said the scrapping of SARS by the Nigeria police force will not be the permanent solution to the alleged police brutality until the recruitment and training process is corrected.

He explained that lack of adequate training and corruption in the recruitment process in the Nigeria police force were the main causes of the recent tension in the country.

“Whatever name you changed SARS to, it will not change anything, unless the police recruitment and training process is changed.

“Initially, traditional rulers were involved in police recruitment process in order to ascertain the behavior and character of each candidate.

“And we have to train and retain our police officers on how best they can use arms and resolve crisis without using force.

“Security forces nowadays don’t have knowledge on how to amicably resolve issues but using gun power.

“Recently, three persons were shot dead by police in Dutse in a simple case that can be resolved easily.

“If they were involving traditional rulers in all aspects of crisis management, most of these problems could not have happened and at times, even if you talk to them, they would not listen”

Earlier, the Minister of Water Resources, Eng Sulaiman Hussain Adamu who visited the Emir at his palace in Dutse said president Muhammadu Buhari was worried over the unfortunate destruction and looting that followed the EndSARS protests across the country.

The President, however, called on the traditional, religious and community leaders to continue to enlighten the people on peace and unity in the country.


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