The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has announced immediate disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)
He gave the disclosure on Sunday, 11th of October.
IGP Adamu dissolved the activities of SARS across the 36 States Police Commands as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) where they previously existed.
According to him, “The decision to dissolute the unit was made upon Nigerians continuous yearnings through ceaseless protests across different parts of the country”.
He added that every operatives of the disbanded SARS unit will be redeployed with immediate effect.
IGP Adamu reiterated that the Force remains committed to combat effectively armed robbery, kidnapping and other crimes in the country.
Also preparations are already on the way to address policing gaps the dissolution of the unit would cause and will in no time be announced.
“A Strategic Stakeholders Forum that will constantly interface with the leadership of the Police, advise on their activities so that in the future, events that gave rise to SARS disbandment would be averted”.
IGP Adamu added that an investigative team will be constituted by the Force, which will include Civil Society Organizations and Human Rights Bodies that will assist in probing cases of human rights violations, adding that the measures will enhance accountability, transparency and will help keep the excesses of various police officers in check.
He commended the citizens for their bravery in demanding for better services from the Force.