Nigeria dissolves dreaded police unit, announces police reformations

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday announced the dissolution of the dreaded police unit, Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS or FSARS).
The police boss also announced major police reforms including the formation of an investigative team, which will include civil society and human right groups, for the purpose of “investigating alleged cases of human rights violations” by the police.
The dissolution of the SARS is coming on the heels of the #EndSARS protest nationwide.
The IGP made the announcement on Sunday afternoon at a press conference at the force headquarters.
A statement on the announcement was also circulated by the police spokesperson, Frank Mba.
The SARS, a police unit, has been accused of extortion, harassment and murder of many young Nigerians.
The police chief in his address noted that the need to dissolve the anti-robbery unit was as a result of the protest that has rocked the country for over five days.

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