Governor Nyesom Wike has alleged that Rivers State recorded the highest number of extra-judicial killings linked to the outlawed Special anti-robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria police Force.
He disclosed this while #EndSARS protesters in Port Harcourt, the State Capital, on Tuesday, barely 24 hours after he banned protests in the State.
Wike stated that he was ignored and accused of playing politics when he singlehandedly called for the proscription of the unit which claimed advanced their monstrosity to other States.
He revealed that he prayed for killings, kidnapping and armed robbery to spread across the country because the federal government did not take him seriously when he raised the alarm over insecurity.
“Mine is no longer politics. Nobody has suffered, no state has suffered in the hands of SARS like Rivers state. I’ m the only governor who has come out openly to fight against SARS and I say they must scrap this SARS.
“No governor came out, no one, no one came out that SARS should be scrapped. So, we have lost so many people because of SARS. When I was shouting in this Country, I was shouting about SARS but no one state supported Rivers State. Not one State.
“Fine, SARS has killed our people a lot, I cried and cried, no state agreed and you want to tell me that the same SARS has gone to kill people in other states. Now, it has got to them. Now you want me? When they were killing my people, I was shouting, nobody answered, now, they have killed their own people too and they have seen how bad SARS can be”, he said.
The #EndSARS campaign has gained momentum across the Country, with protesters blocking major highways as a measure to press home their demands.
TheNewspad reports that the Inspector-General of police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu on Tuesday, ordered all personnel of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to report to the Force headquarters in Abuja for debriefing, psychological and medical examination.