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BREAKING: Buhari receives report on SARS reform

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President Muhammadu Buhari , on Monday, received the report of the Presidential Panel on the Reform of the Special Anti – Robbery Squad .

He received the report from the Chairman of the Panel on Police Reform , Barrister Tony Ojukwu , at the State House , Abuja.
On his verified Twitter handle , Buhari said , “ Today I received the Report of the Presidential Panel on the Reform of the Special Anti – Robbery Squad . We constituted the Panel as a result of public outcry and various media reports on allegations of human rights violations perpetrated by officers and men of SARS .

“ In carrying out their statutory responsibilities , the Police must at all times act within the ambit of the law and must not violate the fundamental human rights of Nigerians whom they have sworn to protect .

“ Where the rights of Nigerians are violated by Police Officers while discharging their functions , we as the Government have a responsibility to address these instances of violation, and ensure that such Police Officers are held accountable for their actions . ”

He added that , “ I thank the members of the SARS Reform Panel for their work , and have directed the Inspector General of Police and the Solicitor General of the Fed /Perm Sec , Justice to meet with the NHRC to work out the modalities for the implementation of the Report within 3 months from today . ”

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