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Northern states not against SARS, says Lalong

If the ills of SARS are suffered and complained by only the South while the North are protected, it signals inequity and therefore deserved to be scrapped.

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, on Thursday said Northern states were not against the scrapped  Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police.

Lalong, who is the Chairman of the Northern States Governors Forum, said the unit had been useful in the fight against insecurity in the Northern region.

The governor made his position known in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting he had with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

While noting that Buhari had already approved the scrapping of the police unit, Lalong said northern states do not believe in throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

He, however, admitted that the unit needed reforms.

Updated: October 16, 2020 — 7:45 am

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