See Valid Reasons Why Ending SARS Might Be Wrong

Nigeria is a country filled with brilliant people, great and abundant resources. See, Nigeria is blessed with all the goodies any country would wish for.

However, just like the most African countries, we can't really stand to our feet like the giant we are supposed to be, as a nation. Anyways, I believe Nigeria will become great, one day. Can I hear your Amen?

A lot of issues have been militating against the national and economic development of Nigeria, since she gained independence. The list is endless: Boko Haram insurgency, Yahoo Boys Fraud, corruption among politicians, ethnic crisis, herdsmen and banditry, and the likes. The list goes on.

However, a new development came up few days ago, as the Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, announced that SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) unit of the Nigerian Police Force, has been disbanded in all states of the federation. It was due to the endless call by Nigerians to end SARS brutality on innocent citizens. The last straw that broke the camel's back was when a footballer of Remo Stars Club lost his life due to SARS stupidity and brutality.

Anyways, I'm a big advocate of the popular phrase which say, "until the purpose of a thing is known, abuse in inevitable." Yes, SARS might contain irresponsible officers and personnels, but SARS shouldn't have been disbanded.

A big consequence of SARS disbandment is that armed robbery, kidnapping and other social vices will find its way back into the Nigerian atmosphere. The true reality is that the security of lives and properties is now at stake, since SARS got discharged.

A deep insight into the Nigerian security issues so far should tell us that the duties of SARS officials can't be neglected or underestimated. Don't get me wrong here, I'm not condoning the anomalies which the unit have been doing so far. It's gross irresponsibility for SARS officials to chase fraudsters, here and there. In fact, it's unconstitutional.

All the same, if we're to take the security issues we have on ground, into a reasonable consideration. This is not the best time to end SARS. Rather, instead of disbanding SARS, restructuring of the Police unit should be done, as security is paramount to every citizen of Nigeria.

What do you think about this? Do you think SARS deserve to be scrapped?

Let's hear your personal opinions in the comments section. 

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Written by Oduse David; Founder/CEO, Kings Media NG. 

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