By Justina Asishana, Minna
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has hailed the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) by the Inspector General of Police.
He said the police need to be reformed to be more civil to Nigerians.
Atiku, who spoke to newsmen after a private visit to former military President, General Ibrahim Babangida(Rtd), at his uphill residence in Minna, Niger said SARS has deviated from its purpose.
“The eventual banning of the unit by IGP Mohammed Adamu is in order.
“The Police, especially the SARS unit, is no longer operating based on its mandate of securing the country and its citizens.
“It is unfortunate that men of the Police who were trained to protect the citizens have now turned their guns against unarmed citizens.”
On his visit to Babangida, Atiku said it was a private affair.
Atiku arrived at the Minna airport at about 1.23 pm on a flight T7-AAA accompanied by his wife, Titi Abubakar, and Senator Abdul Ningi.
He was received at the airport by former Niger Governor, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, and other PDP stalwarts in Niger.
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