Following the persistent killing of Nigerians by the men of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, on Tuesday during plenary, moved a motion to reform the Nigerian police.
Melaye stressed the need to reform the police force, adding that Nigeria “is not in a war situation.”
He said: “Mr. President, distinguished members, I move a motion on Order 42, to explain that in the last one week, about three innocent Nigerians have been killed by SARS.
“There have been incessant killings by the happily triggered members of the Nigeria Police especially SARS. I want to say that Nigeria is not in a war situation, Mr President.
“We shall be having a report on Nigeria Police reform bill tomorrow (Wednesday) and I like the Senate to use the opportunity to reform the Police so that they shall not kill all of us.”
Speaking, Senate president Bukola Saraki said that the Senate shall reform the bill in a manner that would stop killings.
According to Saraki, the police must not take arms against those they are paid to protect.
He, however, disapproved Melaye of a full presentation of the motion and ordered that the motion be presented tomorrow.
The Senate president also directed the chairmen of the committees on Police, Rules, and Business to ensure that the motion was reflected in the order paper of Wednesday, April 17, for presentation and debate.