How we will stop killing of Nigerians by police – Senate
Worried by the incessant killing of Nigerians by the men of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the Nigeria Senate on Tuesday said, Police reform bill would be amended.
The development followed a motion by Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial District, stating that there was incessant killing of innocent Nigerians by members of the Nigeria Police.
“Mr. President, distinguished members, I move a motion on Order 42, to explain that in the last one week, about three innocent Nigerians have been killed by SARS.
“There have been incessant killings by the happily triggered members of the Nigeria Police especially SARS. I want to say that Nigeria is not in a war situation, Mr President.
“We shall be having a report on Nigeria Police reform bill tomorrow (Wednesday) and I like the Senate to use the opportunity to reform the Police so that they shall not kill all of us.”
In his remarks, Saraki acknowledged that there was a spate of killings across the nation by members of the Nigeria Police.
He said, the Senate shall reform the bill in a manner that would stop killings, adding that the police must not take arms against those they are paid to protect.
Saraki urged the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs to present the Committee’s report without delay.