Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has reminded contributors within the ongoing #EndSARS protests that some operatives of the Particular Anti-Theft Squad, SARS, have contributed immensely to the battle in opposition to criminality through the years.
MURIC mentioned that nearer consideration also needs to be paid to different police departments if the excesses of the police goes to be curbed.
It famous, nonetheless, that the great ones among the many police ought to contemplate the continuing protests with its attendant travails as a trial from Allah and a affirmation of His divine warning.
MURIC made the submission in a press assertion signed by its Director and Founder, Professor Ishaq Akintola, and made accessible to DAILY POST on Monday.
The Islamic group additional known as on the Inspector Normal of Police, Mohammed Adamu to order the everlasting removing of all roadblocks and to cease policemen from checking car particulars henceforth.
The assertion reads:
“We remind #EndSARS protesting youth that not all SARS operatives are callous and cruel. Amongst them are also officers who’ve precept and who commit their complete life to the pursuance of criminals and the safety of harmless Nigerians on the danger of their very own lives. They keep awake all evening in order that Nigerians can sleep in peace. No sane Nigerian can deny this.
“Amongst such SARS officers is Abba Kyari, the famend tremendous cop who has cracked a number of arduous instances and in whose palms many hardened criminals have met their Waterloo. It’s our thought of opinion that generalisation won’t be honest to such officers who’ve served Nigeria effectively. The reform of the Nigerian Police which is being contemplated ought to pay attention to such gallant officers.
“To all serving policemen and girls, particularly those that have constantly exhibited unusual gallantry, chivalry, sacrifice and courtesy we rise above the indignant crowd to understand you as we speak. Don’t be unhappy or despondent. Don’t say ‘Why are my individuals doing this to me regardless of all my sacrifices?’ Settle for what’s going on as the need of Allah.
“Almighty Allah predicted it within the Wonderful Qur’an, ‘Concern a tumult that won’t solely have an effect on the culprits amongst you however it is going to have an effect on the harmless as effectively…’ (Qur’an 8:25). The sin of some is being visited on all. However you will need to settle for it solemnly with religion. Allah remains to be coming to vindicate you on the finish of the day.
“MURIC calls the eye of the Inspector Normal of Police to the necessity to completely take away all roadblocks and to cease policemen from checking car particulars henceforth.
“Directions to this impact have been issued 100 occasions by the police management however they had been by no means adhered to. We be aware with particular curiosity that there was no single roadblock or police checks of auto particulars because the graduation of #EndSARS protests significantly in zones affected by the protests.
“The roadblocks and checkpoints haven’t been used to serve the unique function. Most of the time, harmless motorists are tormented there. It’s not business automobiles or younger Nigerians alone but additionally accountable and aged individuals. Nearly each car that passes is stopped. Or how do you clarify a scenario whereby about six or extra automobiles are parked at police checkpoints with the house owners begging desperately?
“‘The place are your particulars’ have come to imply ‘The place are your social gathering kolas?’ It occurred to all of us. The police have created the impression of a Gestapo disposition. This should cease. Roadblocks and checkpoints should not come again once more. In the event that they do, the individuals should rise in opposition to it. It’s the worst type of police oppression anybody can consider.
“What MURIC won’t help is the extension of #EndSARS to different grievances. #EndSARS should not be politicised. It’s tantamount to hijacking a trigger and diverting the individuals’s sentiment to a slender and egocentric goal. Napoleon was certainly proper when he mentioned, ‘Males are led by toys’.
“In Cairo, no police checkpoints are mounted to cease and verify automobiles. However each road has a policeman patrolling it with a walkie-talkie. Each street has a patrol automotive with two policemen watching. Solely suspects are flagged down in america. Policemen solely sit of their patrol automobiles by the roadside on highways.
“The world is transferring quick and Nigeria should not be caught napping. As an alternative of losing police manpower and the residents’ manhour at roadblocks and checkpoints, it’s excessive time we digitalised all registered automobiles. These whose particulars expire shall be notified by electronic mail and textual content messages. It is just those that fail to conform that shall be penalised. The Nigeria Police should up its recreation. Ditto for the licencing authorities. We can not afford to stay pedestrian in a jet age.
“A have a look at our main factors earlier than we spherical off: we doff our hats to SARS heroes like Abba Kyari; we attraction to righteous policemen to simply accept the continuing tribulation with philosophical equanimity; we name on police reform panels to notice the gallant ones among the many police for enough compensation; police roadblocks and checkpoints should not come again once more and, lastly, we name for the digitalization of auto particulars in conformity with international requirements.”