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…

PDP Candidate Withdraws From Bye-election

In a dramatic turn of events, the major opposition candidate in Minjibir by-election, Auwalu Ubale Minjibir withdrew from the race Saturday morning.

Ubale Minjibir who claimed violation of understanding reached with other critical stakeholders revealed that his ambition does not worth the life of an electorate. Minjibir further said that “we agreed on number issues that would ensure free poll, but that gentleman agreement has been sacrificed on the alter of desperation” He added that ” from the evidence on ground, there are high risk of violence if I insist on my mandate, and I felt my life does not worth the life of my people”.

Minjibir therefore declared that ” in the interest of peace, I have withdrawn from the race for another day”.

In the meantime, election commenced in all the eleven wards with voters apathy characterising the much talk about exercise. Details soon.