Following the outcry by Nigerians on social media over the illegal acts of the squad, Wike stated that the re-organisation of the ‘gang of criminals’ being done is merely aimed at diverting public focus.
“SARS is being prepared for the rigging of elections in 2019. Time has come for people to resist these criminals in uniform because they cannot kill everyone. SARS has not helped in Rivers State. Rather they perpetrate criminal activities. With the sustained activities of SARS, Nigeria is heading for disaster,” he said.