Zamfara Governor Bello Matawalle has insisted that scrapped Special Anti-Robbery Squad(SARS) was necessary for the maintenance of peace and order in the state.
Declaring after arriving from a meeting of Northern Governors in Kaduna, Matawalle urged the Federal Government to deploy the scrapped operatives to Zamfara.
Disclosing: “We have recorded tremendous development in the area of peace building the Zamfara date with the commitment and professional contribution and supporf of the FSARS of the Nigeria Police.”
He also said the unit has helped a lot in bringing down the level of banditry and hooliganism in communities in the state and described the sudden scrapping of the unit as amounting to throwing away the baby along with the dirty.
I will personally seek audience with Mr President on this issue. We need the FSARS or its equivalent in Zamfara state because we have seen their great impact in spite their alleged excesses,” Matawalle emphasized.
The Northern Governors meeting was attended by about 12 Governors and seven Deputies and reviewed the ongoing #ENDSARS agitations across the country calling for peaceful protests.
The meeting emphasised the indivisibility of Nigeria and said its unity was not negotiable and must be protected by all.