The spirits of police officers across the country has been crushed due the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.
This statement was made by the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello while reacting to the nationwide violence and looting by hoodlums in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests, The Punch reports.
Despite the presence of security operatives, many Nigerians have wondered why rampaging hoodlums are having a field day destroying lives and properties in the country.
While the the recent mayhem in the country was on there have been reports of hoodlums overpowering police officers to burn down police stations and other infrastructure they guard.
Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Tuesday which was monitored by The PUNCH, Bello explained that the pronouncement by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, affected the morale of police operatives.
Meanwhile, in reaction to the recent EndSARS, brutality and extrajudicial killings protest, the IGP had scrapped the special police unit in the country.
Moreso, the Police Chief in the country Adamu also announced a replacement for the police unit known as the Special Weapons and Tactics unit.