Senate Begins Investigation On SARS

The upper legislative chambers (Senate) on tuesday has taken into consideration to investigate the uproar of the general public as regards the operations of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the nation.


The decision of the Nigerian Senate to take a look into the issue is hinged on the point of other raised by Senator Isa Misau, senator representing Bauchi Central requesting for an acute investigation of the operations of SARS.

The upper legislative arm mandated its committee on security to look into the allegations of brutality against SARS operatives and present recommendations with two weeks.

Misau, a former police officer, lamented the recent clashes between the SARS and the Nigerian public.

While calling for the urgent intervention of the senate, he said “there’s been a lot of complaints about extra-judicial killings and brutality” against the operatives.

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The senate, therefore, resolved to “mandate the ad-hoc committee on security to investigate the issue of human rights abuses by the special anti-robbery squad and make useful recommendations”.

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Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)

Weighing in on the matter, Bukola Saraki, Senate President, said: “I advise the senate committee on security to quickly find a solution to this problem because it is happening around our constituents and we must respond to these needs.”

In the past couple of weeks, Nigerians have massively condemned the activities of some personnel of SARS and have been calling for its proscription through the #EndSARS campaign on social media.

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