The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has cautioned the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, to suspend the establishment of the Special Weapons And Tactical, SWAT, unit of the Nigerian Police Force.
Recall that the IGP Mohammed Adamu had arrange the brand new Police unit to take over from the now-defunct Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS).
CAN President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, in a press release recommended methods to end the continuing protests in opposition to police brutality and extra-judicial killings in parts of the nation.
It noticed that SWAT might not produce the specified outcomes except sanity was first restored to the Police, whereas all erring officers of the disbanded SARS had been handled.
The association condemned in strongest phrases each try made to disrupt the peaceable protest, stressing that it’s lawfully allowed and assured by the 1999 constitution (as amended).
The management of CAN stated that it’s monitoring the Finish SARS protests nationwide and is praying that their unprecedented efforts to have a good society won’t be in useless.
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CAN, due to this fact, referred to as on the Army and Police to withstand the temptation to intervene in a civil protest to be able to keep away from harvest of deaths.
The Christian body additionally added that the nation has had sufficient of mass burials without preventing a struggle within the latest past.
On methods to halt End SARS protests, CAN referred to as on the federal and state governments to stroll their discuss with a view to restoring the misplaced TRUST to the ruled by instantly inaugurating a Judicial or Quasi-Judicial panel with representatives of the Civil society in any respect ranges with a view to bringing all of the criminals in uniform to book.
It urged President Muhammadu Buhari to instantly ship an appropriations invoice to the National Meeting for the compensation of all victims of the police brutality and different extrajudicial killings within the final 10 years.
The management of CAN referred to as for a recent recruitment within the police ought to take background test of these being recruited into consideration in order to keep away from recruiting criminals into the pressure as had been seen.
Equally, it added that semi-literates ought to by no means be recruited into the Police once more, whereas properly educated, morally and mentally sound persons are adequate to put on a police uniform in Nigeria.