A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome, said on Sunday the position of prominent leaders in the northern part of Nigeria on the disbanded Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS) has further validated the call for urgent restructuring of the country.
Ozekhome was reacting to a statement credited to the Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong, who said the north was against the SARS disbandment.
The lawyer said following the region’s decision to stick with SARS, the nation should now be restructured to enable the component parts to decide on what works for them.
He said: “If the North says they want SARS, and the entire South-South, South-East and South-West say they don’t want, it is a reaffirmation of the urgent need for the restructuring of Nigeria that we have been talking about.
“It means that the requirements of one state or region are not exactly the same with others. This is the reaffirmation of the urgency of now and yesterday to urgently restructure Nigeria and allow each state and each geo-political zone to do things the way they deem fit.
“The South-West has started Amotekun, the South-East and South-South, as well as the Middle Belt, should start their own. This will not in any way means that Nigeria has balkanised. It simply means that like the United States of America, every state does its own thing its own way.”