Today, the IG @PoliceNG announced a ban on SARS and other tactical units. Do I believe that that is the end of the problem? Oh NO! However, I am a public service reformer. A very important tactic in reforms is to get an anti-reformer to publicly commit to reforms. Short thread...
Quite often, the anti-reformer makes that commitment several times but doesn’t fulfill it. That’s no reason to be despondent. The more the anti-reformer reluctantly commits to reforms, the harder it is for them to pretend that they don’t know that wrong things are happening.
The next thing that will happen is that following the “ban”, there may been an upsurge in crime. Some of the banned officers will ensure that this upsurge happens and worries the public. The IGP will say “Although I committed to banning SARS, I can’t watch armed robbery go up.”
When we get to this stage, we’ll ask IG @PoliceNG whether he doesn’t know how to tackle armed robbery without his officers harassing, robbing & killing innocent young men. If he says he doesn’t know, we will keep offering him ideas & help until he runs out of excuses.😊 #EndSARS.

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