Former Presidential aide and author, Reno Omokri has reacted to the formation of the new unit called Special Weapons and Tactics, SWAT which is the replacement of the former SARS unit.
The IGP Adamu had earlier announced that the SWAT team will replace the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) which was disbanded following nationwide protests over its brutality, illegal arrest, extortion, extra-judicial killings, among others.
Reacting to the development on his Twitter page on Tuesday, Reno Omokri insisted that the change of name from SARS to SWAT will amount to nothing as it is the same set of officers that will be recruited into the new squad.
He then compared the development to when the NEPA was changed to PHCN without any noticeable change in performance.
“The SWAT announced by the @PoliceIGP is a Greek Gift. Without weeding out errant cops and recruiting new blood, who must go through a different and better training than SARS, the SWAT will just be like when NEPA changed to PHCN #ENDSARS#EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria#SARSMUSTEND.”
Omokri also highlighted the President Muhammadu Buhari’s dogginess regarding matters that are of public importance.
“General @MBuhari was asked to bring his WAEC certificate, instead, he brought 13 SANS. He was asked to #EndSARS and he brought SWAT ti SWAT us. He was asked to restructure Nigeria and he threw the National Conference resolutions in the dustbin.”
“SWAT was set up in 1964 to suppress the riots that sprang up during the Civil Rights movement in America. Please research this yourself. And now that Nigerians are fighting for their Civil Rights, General @MBuhari’s government comes up with SWAT?”
“They don’t even have original ideas. Because @MBuhari changed from khaki to agbada, they think they can change from SARS to SW”