Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has endorsed the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force, saying that the security unit is a vital necessity towards attaining peace and tranquility in our country.
Mr Matawalle spoke at the heat of the ongoing agitation for the scrapping of the Police squad.
“This vital unit of the Nigeria Police Force is fundamental to the pursuit of peace and tranquility in our communities.
“Here in Zamfara State, we cannot afford to do without their immense contribution to the success of our peace initiatives against banditry and other criminality,” Mr Matawalle was quoted as saying so in a statement on Sunday by his Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa.
“Our state has over the years been bedevilled by incessant criminality, especially banditry. The immense contribution of this unit of the Nigeria Police who works tirelessly to counter the criminals is on record for everyone to see, ” Mr Matawalle added.
He, however, wondered why every good thing happening to the country must have attackers,” who ultimately cannot escape our charge of working against the majority interest”.
“Doubtlessly, those who are vehemently against the operation of SARS in the country have more questions to answer from Nigerians,” the governor said.
He, therefore, called on the Federal Government and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, not to succumb to pressure but to ensure that the right thing is maintained for the future security and prosperity of all Nigerians.