From Mohammed Munirat Nasir, Gusau.
Zamfara state governor, Dr Bello Mohammed Matawalle has condemned the disbandment of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) as the unit was in the forefront in the fight against banditry in the state.
A statement by the Special Adviser
Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications, Alhaji Zailani Bappa said Matawalle made the disclosure at the end of the meeting of 19 Northern states Governors held in Kaduna on Thursday.
The governor emphasized that the disbanded SARS was vital to the maintenance of peace in the state and therefore demanded that the disbanded SARS be deployed to Zamfara to continue to assist in the fight against banditry.
“I will personally seek audience with Mr President on this issue. We need the SARS or its equivalent in Zamfara state because we have seen their positive impact in spite their alleged excesses,” he said.
Matawalle said his administration is committed to ensuring that banditry and all forms of crimes are eliminated in the state hence his stance on demanding of SARS or it equivalent in the state.
He said the unit helped a lot in bringing down the level of banditry and hooliganism in the state.
“We have recorded tremendous development in the area of peace building the Zamfara date with the commitment and professional contribution and support of the SARS,” he said.
In a communique read by tje Chairman and governor of Plateau State, Mr Simon Lalong urged the agitators not to allow their demand to be hijacked by hoodlums and miscreants.
The meeting reiterated the indivisibility of Nigeria and its unity was not negotiable and must be protected by all.
The meeting which bordered on security issues and the state of the nation also reviewed the ongoing end SARS agitation across the country and called for peaceful conduct of the agitation.