From Maiharaji Altine Gusau
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has insisted that the scrapped Special Anti Robery Squad (SARS) was vital to the maintenance of peace in the state.
Governor Matawalle according to his Media Aide Zailani Baffa spoke just as he alighted from a meeting of 19 Northern states Governors held in Kaduna yesterday which also bordered on security issues and the state of the nation.
Governor Matawalle reiterated the commitment of his administration to do the right thing at all times and support who is doing right at all times.
“we have recorded tremendous development in the area of peace building in Zamfara with the commitment and professional contribution and supporf of the FSARS of the Nigeria Police”, Matawalle acknowledged.
He said the unit has helped a lot in bringing down the level of banditry and hooliganism in our communities in the state and described the sudden scrapping of the unit as amounting to throwing away the baby along with the dirty water.
“I will personally seek audience with Mr President on this issue. We need the FSARS or its equivalent in Zamfara state because we have seen their positive impact in spite their alleged excesses”, Matawalle posited.
Baffa stressed that the Northern Governors meeting which was attended by about 12 of them and others represented by their Deputies, reviewed the ongoing endsars agitation across the country and called for peaceful conduct of the agitation.
In a communique read by its Chairman, the Governor of Plateau State, Mr Simon Lalong, the Governors urged the agitators not to allow their demand to be hijacked by hoodloons and miscreants.
The meeting reiterated the indivisibility of Nigeria and said its unity was not negotiable and must be protected by all.