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FG urged to use responsiveness in ending SARS to check insecurity in north

by Juliana K. Tauna, Kaduna

The coalitions of civil society group have called on the federal government to use similar energy and responsiveness hitherto used in ending SARS to end insecurity in the northern part of the country.

The group stated this during a press briefing held at Arewa House on Friday in Kaduna.

The group noted that over the last few days, the country has witnessed a huge protest and demonstrations for citizens’ rights across the country.

“Notable is the #ENDSARS protest that has not only attracted the physical participation of notable personalities in the sporting and entertainment and other industries but has witnessed virtual participation of notable international personalities and organizations.

“This unison in demand and mobilization strength, coupled with the listening tendencies of the government, has resulted in the scraping of the unit of the police force,” it said.

The group added that the brutality of SARS in some parts of the country with horrid details was too much to bear and, therefore, condemnable in strong terms.

While presenting the demand of the group in paper, which was jointly signed by various coalition of civil society groups, it said the government should use similar energy and responsiveness as used in ending SARS to end insecurity in the north.

The group also called on government to redeploy members of the defunct SARS to some volatile northern states so as to help contain the insecurity as requested by the governor of Borno state and other northern leaders.

It further called on government to, on a permanent bases, deploy security personnel on the Kaduna-Abuja high way to ensure public safety.

The group also called on government to improve on the welfare of the security personnel with assurance for better life for them and their families for efficiency and effectiveness and calm among fellow comrades, and also to be civil in expressing concern, in order not to allow jobbers to take advantage of the situation.

The groups includes Comrade Isah Abubakar of Northern Youth Council of Nigeria; Mohammed Danlami, Arewa Youth Assembly; and Aminu Guga of Citizens Action on Good Governance, among others.

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