Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said that men of the Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are being prepared by the government to rig the 2019 election.
This is coming as Nigerians on social media have been calling for the scrapping of the police team.
Wike also said that the reported review of SARS is just aimed at shifting the focus of Nigerians from their atrocities.
According to Tribune, he said this while hosting the Board of Editors of Sun Publishing Limited at the Government House in Rivers.
He said “SARS is being prepared for the rigging of elections in 2019. Time has come for people to resist these criminals in uniform because they cannot kill everyone.
“SARS has not helped in Rivers State. Rather, they perpetrate criminal activities. With the sustained activities of SARS, Nigeria is heading for disaster.”
Meanwhile, the Senate on Tuesday, December 6, 2017, mandated its Ad Hoc Committee on Security to investigate allegations of human rights abuses against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) on the Nigeria Police Force.
The move was sequel to a Point-of-Order raised by Sen. Isa Misau (APC-Bauchi) during plenary, NAN reports.