Bashir Ahmad, the Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, has on Monday explained that Executive Order was not needed to disband the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force as being demanded by protesters.
Making the clarification in a message via his verified twitter handle, @BashirAhmaad, he said that the disbanded SARS was a unit in the police force and was not created by any executive order, the Punch reported.
It would be recalled that on Sunday, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, responded to the public outcry and nationwide protests after days of intense pressure and disbanded the squad.
However, the #EndSARS campaigners said they would not back down on the street protests until the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), issued an Executive Order scrapping the unit.
The protests continued across the country on Monday despite Adamu’s announcement.
But Ahmad explained that SARS was not created by any Executive Order or legislative act.
He said the IGP was the one that has the authority to disband the squad and he had done so.
He said, “The defunct SARS was a unit of the Police, it was an administrative creation of the IG of Police, not created by any executive order or legislative act.
“We actually don’t need an executive order to fully disband the unit when the IGP with full authority has already disbanded it.”
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