I Regret Creating SARS In 1984 — Former CP Fulani Kwafaja

A retired Commissioner of Police, Fulani Kwajafa, has expressed regrets for establishing the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force. . . Kwajafa while speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa said the unit had completey derailed from its founding objectives. . . “I entered the Nigeria Police Force in 1984. Then robbery was prevalent. Buhari, the then Head of State, got a lot of complaint. He told me and Mr Inyang, the then IGP, that we must do something about it or be fired. . . Mr Inyang called me and told me to come up with a plan to save the country from thieves, so I said okay. . . After four months of creating SARS, there was peace, those who were not caught ran, and those who were caught were sent to prison. . . This thing frustrates me, there is no reason why because someone commits a crime that the person should be killed. There are laws and no one will give an order that if you see armed robbers kill the person. . . I’ve been hearing disheartening news, to the extent that…

Nigerian Army: `Exercise Crocodile Smile’ To Start In South-South

The Nigerian Army will commence training code named `Exercise Crocodile Smile’ in 82 Division and part of 2 Division’s areas of responsibility traversing the South-South geo-political region at the weekend.

This is contained in a statement given to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director of Army Public Relations, in Abuja on Thursday.

Usman said the aim of the exercise “is to practice its Special Forces and other units of the Army in Amphibious and Internal Security Operations in riverine environment.

“It is also to check criminal activities like kidnapping, militancy, piracy and other forms of criminal activities.’’

He added that the exercise “is in support of the civil authority.’’
He told the general public not to panic on the sight of unusual movement of large number of troops, heavy military weapons and equipment in these areas.