Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday said the House will urgently look into the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, with a view to overhauling its operation.
Gbajabiamila, on his twitter handle on Monday said last week, in his welcome speech on the House’s resumption from annual recess, he made it clear that one of its objectives was a total overhaul of the culture and practice of policing in Nigeria.
He said the events of the past few days have emphasised the urgent need for the overhaul.
He wrote: “Last week, in my welcome speech on our resumption from annual recess, I made clear our objective of a total overhaul of the culture and practice of policing in Nigeria.
“The events of the past few days again emphasize the urgent need for this overhaul. The activities of SARS and other special intervention units of police is something the House must and will look into.
“The police must work for Nigerians of good conscience, not against them.”
For days #EndSARS has been trending on twitter with thousands of Nigeria calling for outright disbandment.
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Bukola Saraki,Atiku Abubakar are among the many Nigerians who have reacted all calling for the immediate overhaul of SARS.
On Sunday the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu had banned the personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other Tactical Squads of the Force from embarking on routine patrols as part of measures to curb the excesses of SARS Operatives.