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EndSARS: Gov Wike throws weight behind call for police reform


Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has thrown his weight behind the call for a total reform of the Nigeria Police Force.

The call for police reforms has generated a series of protests across Nigeria on the banner of EndSARS.

These have forced the Nigerian government to disband the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, which protesters accused of brutality.

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The operatives of the unit have been redeployed to other units in the police force as directed by the Inspector-General of Police.

Reacting to the directive, Wike said that what is needed is a reform and not the redeployment of  SARS operatives.

He stated this just hours after he placed a ban on all forms of protests including EndSARS protest in Rivers State.

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He tweeted:

“It is not only ending SARS, every Nigerian should support the total reform of the Police. We shouldn’t make a mistake, If we #EndSars as they have done the same police people would be used to form another body. That is what I have always supported and called for.”