#EndSARS Protests Put End to SARS
Days of ceaseless protests in some parts Nigeria have forced authorities in the country to disband the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police Force, and Nigerians have taken to the social media to commend the police authorities for been responsive.
Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, announced the disbandment of the squad inna live broadcast on Sunday, saying its operatives will be redeployed to other police formations and commands.
He made the announcement after pressures from protesters began to gain wider attention across the globe and promises of reform failed to impress the aggrieved citizens against the brutality and extra-judicial killings by SARS operatives nationwide.
The IGP said, “The Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force otherwise known as SARS is hereby dissolved in all the 36 State Police Commands and the Federal Capital Territory.”
The briefing was immediately followed by a statement signed by force spokesman, Frank Mba, where he said “The IGP, while noting that the dissolution of SARS is in response to the yearnings of the Nigerian people, observes that by this dissolution, all officers and men of the now-defunct Special Anti-robbery Squad are being redeployed with immediate effect.
“The IGP notes that the Force is not oblivious of the ever-present need to combat armed robbery, kidnapping and other violent crimes in the country which was before now the core mandate of the erstwhile Squad.”
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