Group Condemns #EndSARS Campaign In Calabar

In Breaking News, Crime, National News, Reports

By CrossRiverWatch Admin

Members of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) in Cross River, Wednesday held a peaceful rally in support of the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police Force.

Bearing placards with inscriptions such as: “we stand with SARS,” “stop meddling into police affairs,” “Cross River stand with SARS,” “safety of life assured with SARS” amongst others, members marched through a few streets in Calabar, the state capital where the state chairman of PCRC, Mr Michael Edem, said that SARS has reduced cases of kidnapping and armed robbery in the state and maintained that it was wrong for some groups or organizations to clamor for the scrapping of SARS, adding that it was a misplacement of priority on the side of those groups.

“What we are doing here today is to sensitize the public against the call to scrap SARS. SARS has always responded timely to emergency calls. We are appealing to the government not to scrap SARS because their role in curbing cases of kidnapping and armed robbery nationwide is commendable.

“No security agency in Nigeria today is 100 per cent perfect, and at such we must bear with them on their shortcomings,” he said and called for adequate funding of the police, saying that it would go a long way in helping the force to carry out its constitutional duties creditably.

Another member of the committee, Mr. Charles Edet, a trader, said it was inappropriate to end SARS, rather, he urged the police authority to train and re-train members of the squad to always obey human rights in their activities.

“What I will rather prefer is a complete restructuring of the squad because even armed robbers and kidnappers are always afraid of SARS,” he said.

Other members of the public in Calabar, who joined the rally in support of the activities of SARS, urged the government to always organize training workshops for members of the squad.

Following widespread complaints, Nigerians recently launched a movement against the Special Anti Robbery Squad SARS of the Police accusing them of human rights abuses, extra-judicial killings among others with the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris reacting by restructuring the command system of the squad.

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism


CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.

CLICK HERE

New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here


Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On CrossRiverWatch.com Today

You may also read!

Ayade Appoints 27 Aides On Religious Matters

By Jonathan Ugbal Governor Ben Ayade on Friday, added to his lengthy list of aides when he announced the

Read More...

Foremost Dramatist, Professor Kalu Uka To Review Achebe’s ‘There Was A Country’ Today

By Jonathan Ugbal A foremost poet and dramatist, Professor Kalu Uka (emeritus) will today (Saturday) review the bestseller ’There

Read More...

Workers Suspend #PayrollProtest As Ayade Denies Knowledge Of Demonstrations

By Patrick Obia Sacked workers who have been on the streets of Calabar protesting for four days since Monday

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now