Fulani Kwajafa, a retired Commissioner of Police, has regretted establishing the Particular Anti-Theft Squad, SARS, a unit of the Nigeria Police Power, in 1984.
Fulani expressed his regrets throughout an interview with BBC Hausa, over the excesses of the unit, infamous for alleged human rights violations.
Actions of SARS operatives have sparked protests throughout the nation for nearly two weeks now.
Nigerians are demanding a complete scrap of the unit and reformation of your complete police drive however Kwajafa mentioned the unit utterly derailed from its founding targets.
He mentioned, “My title is Fulani Kwajafa. I entered the Nigeria Police Power in 1984. Then theft was prevalent, this was whereas Buhari was the Head of State,” he mentioned.
In line with him, Maj. Basic Muhammadu Buhari obtained a number of complaints that armed theft and different types of theft had been on the rise giving the folks sleepless nights and him(Kwajafa) and the then Inspector-Basic of Police, Mr Inyang, mentioned they need to do one thing about it or be fired.
Kwajafa defined that the IGP then mandated him to give you an concept to rescue the nation from thieves, a process he, Kwajafa, accepted.
He mentioned after 4 months of making the police unit, peace returned to the nation as criminals who weren’t caught ran, and those that had been caught had been despatched to jail.
“This factor frustrates me, there isn’t a purpose why as a result of somebody commits against the law that the particular person ought to be killed. There are legal guidelines and nobody will give an order that if you happen to see armed robbers kill the particular person,” he mentioned.