The Borno state House of Assembly has called on the Inspector General of Police to deploy all the disbanded personnel of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad to the state to complement the effort of the military in the fight against insurgency.
The House made the submission during today’s plenary session in Maiduguri chaired by the Deputy Speaker, Hon Abdullahi Askira.
The House unanimously resolved that SARS has played a critical role in the counter insurgency operations particularly in repelling attacks on convoy of Borno state Governor, Processor Babagana Zulum.
“We are in dire need of the services of SARS personnel in the state due to our peculiar challenges” Abdullahi Askira stated.
Meanwhile, the Network of Civil Society Organisation held a peaceful rally for the deployment of SARS to Borno state.
The rally which started at Bolori roundabout to Government House has over 500 NGOs, clubs and Associations in attendance.
Chairman of the Network Ambassador, Ahmed Shehu observed that the peculiarities of Borno state and the role played by SARS need to be considered.
They called on the Federal Government as a matter of urgency fast track the process of establishing and unveiling a new outfit that would replace defunct SARS to protect the citizenry.
The Network made their position known to Borno state Deputy Governor Alhaji Umar Kadafur who represented Governor Babagana Zulum.