KanyiDaily recalls that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammaed Adamu announced the immediate disbandment of the SARS police unit following nationwide protests over its brutality, illegal arrest, extortion, extra-judicial killings, among others.
However, Nigerians have continued the ongoing #EndSARS protesters, insisting that the police authorities should carry out psychological evaluation and re-training of all disbanded SARS officers before they are redeployed.
The protester also demand the release of all arrested protesters, justice for all deceased victims of police brutality and appropriate compensation for their families.
They also want increased salaries for police officers as well as the establishment of an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reports of police misconduct within 10 days.
Reacting on his Twitter page, the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, urged Nigerians to see the disbandment as government’s commitment to deepening relationship between Nigerians and the police, for better service delivery.
“I urge Nigerians to see the disbandment of SARS, as government’s commitment to deepening relationship between Nigerians and the police, for better service delivery. Let’s continue to work together to secure our communities,” he tweeted.
But many Nigerians rejected Dingyadi’s submission and asked where he was while the notorious SARS unit operated with impunity. Some even expressed shock that the nation has a Ministry in charge of police Affairs.
See some of the comments below:
As a minister of police affairs, can you please explain in clear terms what this means? Just cos you will not pay attention to details, let me draw your attention to the dates the tweets were sent out. Now slowly think about it& tell us what it means pic.twitter.com/sRgU4oqWWH
— Ejike N (@nnekeejike) October 12, 2020
This is our Minister of Police Affairs Mohammed Maigari Dingyadi. This is his official handle. The English Grammar is atrocious, the content is devoid of substance. What are you saying sir in this thread? https://t.co/d5bZpbrF3h
— Arinola Ifeoma I. Awokoya (@iyaboawokoya) October 10, 2020
Minister of Police Affairs? You and your office are as useful as the G in lasagna https://t.co/0x7ps8HXy1
— #ENDSARS (@longJohn_Sinner) October 12, 2020
The Minister of Police Affairs name is Mohammed Maigari Dingyadi. This man have been mute all this while. If i list all the Huasa fulani in political sector in Nigeria. The thing go shock you like buhari. This country na cruise. Bunch of incompetent old men.
— IFA FUNSHO #ENDSARS (@funshographix) October 12, 2020
First of all, what is your name?
I did not even know Nigeria had Minister of Police Affairs https://t.co/8YVpjX4j5z
— IKECHUKWU (@iykimo) October 12, 2020
the way those old men just sit around making up bullshit "ministries" that do nothing so they can line their pockets. how is there a "minister of police affairs" in that country and no one has ever heard of him? also where the fuck has he been since?
— 🧿 (@chisomizm) October 11, 2020
Is it just me or who else doesn't know that there is an office of "Minister Of Police Affairs" #SARSMUSTEND
— Cousin_C.Ronaldo.🏆 (@Timi_CR7) October 12, 2020
We want the Minister of Police Affairs scrapped, this is just another one of the numerous ways of siphoning funds by the government. https://t.co/cHjYPQTYkJ
— ThaOnlyFetty (@OluwaFETTY) October 12, 2020
They bought one year old Twitter account and appointed "Minister Of Police Affairs" cause I never hear of this office before #SARSMUSTEND
— ♥️OmoIyaOniFufu™® #EndSARS (@thehelfic) October 12, 2020
What does the minister of police affairs resume to do in the office everyday?
— Dr Oyèyínká (@DrFeruke) October 11, 2020
There's a Minister of Police Affairs? LMAOOO https://t.co/Ffr5dKBtyW
— Ayobami Ayobami (@dondekojo) October 11, 2020
So minister of police affairs dey, na wa oo I just dey notice. Why him come dey behave like ghost worker all this while 🤣🤣🤣😀
— Michael (@michael_mickyt) October 11, 2020
Ahhh Oluwa ooo 😩😩 this country is just wasting our funds on unnecessary offices… Which on is Minister of Police Affairs again?? https://t.co/e4qAJxj4Rd
— Shy Psycho 🙈 #EndSars (@blaccLogan) October 12, 2020
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) October 10, 2020
Meanwhile, Popular Nigerian singer, Davido has announced that he will be meeting with IGP Adamu this morning to probably discuss what the Nigerian youths want from the Police and Federal Government.