Retired Commissioner of Police, Fulani Kwajafa who created the Special Anti-Robbery Squad SARS back in 1984 is reportedly regretting his action as the nation is totally in disarray as a result of the unit of the Nigeria Police Force.
Kwajafa said this while speaking with BBC Hausa today, noting that the unit had completely derailed from its founding objectives.Speaking on how the SARS unit of Police, Fulani Kwajafa said, “I entered the Nigeria Police Force in 1984. Then robbery was prevalent, this was why Buhari was Head of State. He (Buhari) got a lot of complaint that people were stealing from each other, robbing people — 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. I told him to give me his trust, resources and officers to start work. After four months of creating SARS, there was peace, those who were not caught ran, and those who were caught were sent to prison.”
Fulani Kwajafa, however, noted that he is saddened by the disheartening news and reports of the conducts of the unit and seriously regrets the formation. “I have been hearing disheartening news, to the extent that I have thought to myself that it seems among the SARS officials, there are armed robbers. This is not why we created SARS, the reason is completely different, this is not the purpose.” Read also: #EndSARS: Please Put SWAT On Hold – Governors Chide IGP
“In fact, when I am mentioned as the creator of SARS, I feel ashamed. It’s a thing of regret for me. If I had known it would be like this, I wouldn’t have created it because people who know when I established the unit always say to be, is it not Kwajafa’s baby? But this is not what I birthed, it has been changed”, he said.