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Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by Islie: 5:10pm On Oct 15
EndSARS: Police officer, who championed formation of SARS during Buhari’s military regime, says he regrets forming it

Mr Kwajafa, in an interview with BBC Hausa Service Thursday program, said SARS was formed when the then military head of state Muhammadu Buhari ordered the then Inspector-General of Police, Etim Inyang, to come up with a strategy to fight rampant armed-robbery incidents in the country.

By Abubakar Ahmadu Maishanu

A retired police officer, Fulani Kwajafa, who championed the formation of the now-disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) has said that he regrets creating it.

He also said that the police formation had derailed from what it was created to do at inception

Mr Kwajafa, in an interview with BBC Hausa Service Thursday programme, said SARS was formed when the then military head of state Muhammadu Buhari ordered the then Inspector-General of Police, Etim Inyang, to come up with a strategy to fight rampant armed-robbery incidents in the country.

Mr Inyang served as IGP between 1983 to 1986. He was preceded in office by Sunday Adewusi while Gambo Jimeta succeeded him.

How SARS was formed

Mr Kwajafa said there was an upsurge in violent criminal activities which prompted then military head of state, Mr Buhari, to direct Mr Inyang and his lieutenants to do anything to stem the tide of armed robbery incidents in the country or lose their job.

“The IGP called me that we should do something to save the country from armed robbery incidents; I accepted the offer and requested for time and materials. I then mobilised personnel for the task,” Mr Kwajafa recounted.

”Four months after the formation of SARS in 1984, the unit flushed out the criminals and there was peace all over following the successful operation,” he said.

Regrets

The retired police officer said he was disturbed by the stories he heard about how the disbanded SARS operatives violated the rights of Nigerians and even killed some of them.

“The stories I am hearing about the activities of SARS is damaging; I ruled that even among the SARS there are armed robbers,” Mr Kwajafa said.

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“This is not the SARS we formed in the 80s, I use to be ashamed that I am the person that created the SARS because of their activities, had it been I knew such things will happen, I could not have created the unit, Mr Kwajafa added.

He said those that knew the activities of initial SARS will say it’s Mr Kwajafa that formed it.

He said the controversial police unit had derailed from its official rules of engagement and responsibilities.

Endless #EndSARS protests

There have been several protests across some cities in the country calling for extensive police reforms, end to police brutality, extortion, intimidation, harassment, among other vices, levelled against the Nigeria Police Force.

The protests have created some casualties. The Amnesty International conservatively put the figure of those who have died so far, at least as, 10.

In their separate reactions to the ongoing protests, the IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has disbanded SARS and replaced it with SWATS while President Muhammadu Buhari has acceded to the Five-Point Demand of the protesters.

Mr Buhari also promised extensive police reforms but yet to spell out the details of how the reforms will go and when.

As of the time of filing this report, the protests were still ongoing.

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Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by Righteousness89(m): 5:12pm On Oct 15
What we are witnessing now is as a result of a Combination of Misdemeanors that were left unattended to over the years ..

What I am seeing from my little Corner is way Beyond Endsars and Endswat! Endsars/ Swat happens to be an Available current issue that has become the Means..

The Green White Green is Soaked in the Blood of Brothers, Sisters, Mothers and Fathers unjustly Slaughtered and Battered for no Reason..

Your Excellency, Pmb! Immediate Treatment is urgently needed.
The Confab Recommendations under GEJ should be Brought to the open. That could be The Foundation for what we seek for

Brothers and Sisters! As all these are happening, let us not Forget that this Earth is not our Home!
Let's Ensure We are adequately Prepared for Eternity..
These are the Endtimes! So there is Need for us to be a Prepared.
Preparation Entails Reconciliation to GOD through JESUS CHRIST. It is very Needful..

GOD BLESS NIGERIA


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Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by Aliyullahi(m): 5:13pm On Oct 15
This is to say that "Let it all end where it Began"
This same Buhari was there at the Inceptuon, Let Him be the one to scrap it likewise.

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Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by Obichukwuu: 5:13pm On Oct 15

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Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by heendrix(m): 5:16pm On Oct 15
of all problems hitting us in this country, FeloniousFelon problem and Anger is why FG would attack Ipobs when they came out in terror to protest Biafra and go democratic with the south west's #EndSars protest

I need two people to tell that E-diot that he'll wail and cry us a River forever sad

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Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by heendrix(m): 5:17pm On Oct 15
Righteousness89:
What we are witnessing now is a

Complete it pastor the congregation are all in anticipation already

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Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by NoPlaceLike: 5:19pm On Oct 15
Righteousness89:
What we are witnessing now is a

Complete it Nairaland GO

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Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by chriskosherbal(m): 5:19pm On Oct 15
Aliyullahi:
This is to say that "Let it all end where it Began"
This same Buhari was there at the Inceptuon, Let Him be the one to scrap it likewise.
complete cycle

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Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by ACxxxMAN: 6:11pm On Oct 15
Righteousness89:
What we are witnessing now is as a result of a Combination of Misdemeanors that were left unattended to over the years ..

What I am seeing from my little Corner is way Beyond Endsars and Endswat! Endsars happens to be an Available current issue that has become the Means..

The Green White Green is Soaked in the Blood of Brothers, Sisters, Mothers and Fathers unjustly Slaughtered and Battered for no Reason..

Your Excellency, Pmb! Immediate Treatment is urgently needed.
The Confab Recommendations under GEJ should be Brought to the open. That could be a The Foundation.

Brothers and Sisters! As all these are happening, let us not Forget that this Earth is not our Home!
Let's Ensure We are adequately Prepared for Eternity..
These are the Endtimes! So there is Need for us to be a Prepared.
Preparation Entails Reconciliation to GOD through JESUS CHRIST. It is very Needful..

GOD BLESS NIGERIA


I think this Man is Nwamaikpe.. The guy eventually born again and decide to win souls for Jesus.... Nwamaipke I don catch you o


#EndPolice brutality. Ain't no fraudster, still I'm a victim of Police brutality. This is not a political agenda either. It's our right to seek for good governance . It's not something you should be mad about. I have rights too.

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Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by Fahdiga(m): 6:21pm On Oct 15
The intention of those that formed SARS is different from what we are seeing now. An Igbo proverb says that when a god starts misbehaving, they will point to it the wood that it was carved out from. since SARS have deviated from what it was formed to perform, the only thing is to disband it and all those Involved should be prosecuted

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Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by tobechi74: 6:21pm On Oct 15
I thought APC said it was former by PDP. .
We have seen top actors, top musician protest on the street . Where are our daddy? Is protest a sin? Why don't they spend one hour on the street to give their blessings. Are they intimidated by the power that be?

When Shite top leader was detained by Federal Government, the regional leaders led the people to a violent protest. When Catholic priest was abducted in benue state, the bishops led the people to a peaceful protest. In these protests, the youth played an active role . Today, the youth are protesting against police brutality, the clergy are not physically active. The youth could interpret this as clergy protest only when one of them is personally hurt. Until SARS brutalised one of them , they will remain silent. The youth should not perceive clergy as selfish preachers who act only when they are hurt. This could mark the begining of lack of trust towards the duo. The revolution now now protest by Sowore received a poor turn out simple because he was a politician and the people do not trust politicians. Religion continues to thrive in the country because of the perceived trust the people have in the Men of God. This trust has been declining gradually in recent times especially since clergy began to mingle in politics . The politicians are currently alledged to be opposing the protest behind while singing their support publicly. They are accused of sponsoring hoodlums to stop the protest. They have been suspected to have a hand in calling threatening protesters to back off. Are the clergy receiving the same threat?


It is in trying moment one knows his true friends.The clerics need to take a stand. Are they in support of the top government officials and politicians whose financial assistance sustain the church ? Would they side with the youth who participate actively in God’s house. In the fight against oppression,the silent one sides with the oppressor .A one hour presence on the street is all the youth need youth people need . The presence of a spiritual leader can help steer the protest tow
ard a more peaceful and Godly manner.

https://tobechispeaks.wordpress.com/2020/10/15/why-are-the-clerics-absent/

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Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by DenreleDave(m): 6:23pm On Oct 15
undecided

Ok
Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by Hedonisco: 7:18pm On Oct 15
Even the 'founder' realises that SARS is bad news. Yet some miserable animals still prefer to link yahoo boys to the anti SARS agitations. We are talking about a unit created and designated to fight armed robbers specifically, which then deviated ENTIRELY to EXTORTING (not even apprehending) suspected yahoo boys, and then subsequently extorting anyone at all they encounter.

But some frustrated idiots somehow insist on reducing the discourse about an Anti-Robbery Squad to yahoo boys. As if we don't have other agencies whose mandate is to tackle cyber crime.

I can't blame Mr. Kwajafa or anyone else behind the origins of SARS. SARS as we knew it was an essential unit. I have to emphasize ESSENTIAL. They should exist to tackle violent crime in terms of reacting to distress calls and such. . What I simply don't understand is how such a unit reduced itself to a useless bunch of extortionists mounting checkpoints, and looking for yahoo boys (at first) and later anybody at all to extort. It is a big shame.

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Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by cynthia9: 7:27pm On Oct 15
Endsars

Inspector General of police must resign
Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by PureGoldh(m): 7:28pm On Oct 15
Dx SARS Matter just get as e be...They brought this upon themselves
Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by QueenEstherh(f): 7:28pm On Oct 15
S
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You meant well for the country when you formed it,so it not your fault that it has now been hijacked by disguised armed robbers.

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Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by FarahAideed: 7:28pm On Oct 15
So this same Buhari formed SARS ...shebi u see why I maintain Buhari is responsible of 80 percent of the rot in NIGERIA

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Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by clairebode(f): 7:28pm On Oct 15
The last line said it all wink

Talk is cheap, na action matter pass wink

"Mr Buhari also promised extensive police reforms but yet to spell out the details of how the reforms will go and when."

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Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by blacknoir: 7:28pm On Oct 15
Endsars
Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by Bloghomies(m): 7:29pm On Oct 15
This protest is no longer about SARs, but something bigger.

I praise thee oh God for allowing me witness this monumental revolution.

For decades, there is finally a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel.

The sleeping giant is about to wake!

Power belongs to the people!

#endsars #endbuhari #endswat #endtribalism

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Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by Ajiswaggs(m): 7:29pm On Oct 15
cheesy
Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by mytime24(f): 7:29pm On Oct 15
cheesy

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Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by Hndrrxxx(m): 7:29pm On Oct 15
Very good
It's Buhari again


This is the beginning of the end

#endsars #endpolicebrutality #endbuhariandhiscows

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Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by YorubaKinging: 7:29pm On Oct 15
The end is near
Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by akmath: 7:30pm On Oct 15
E start for Bubu regime make e end for Bubu regime.





How many armed robbery cases SARS solve?





IDIOT OF ORO.

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Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by Olodo24: 7:30pm On Oct 15
E no concern me. I just want us to end bad governance in Nigeria. We need to end corruption.

Sachet tomato paste and power oil now sell at #100 for one.

This country needs to be totally reformed. Jokes apart, we're still the richest and largest black nation on earth, but corruption has kept that wealth in the hands of same circle of friends for 60 years. The masses get nothing.
No electricity
No jobs
Bad roads everywhere
No good public hospitals
We can't even crash top 100 universities in the World.

Alll our leaders know how to do best is to embezzle funds and no one questions or punishes them. See how the NDDC scandal has died

At 60, Nigeria still can't produce a totally stone free rice. Big SHAME

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Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by descarado: 7:30pm On Oct 15
So SARS don tee shocked
Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by AllOfUsAtManna(f): 7:31pm On Oct 15
angry

so na criminal terrorist Buhari formed sars?

thunder scatter Buhari Insha'Allah amin

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Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by Dreambeat: 7:31pm On Oct 15
I thought they say it was formed in 1992

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Re: Endsars: Fulani Kwajafa Who Championed Formation Of SARS Regrets Forming It by Gondonu: 7:31pm On Oct 15
SARS was formed under President Buhari and worsened under the same president Buhari.Yekini Nabena you see your life after lying?

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