The Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police force has been disbanded according to the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
The announcement prompted by the physical and online protests against the violent conducts and senseless killings of citizens by SARS operatives nationwide was made at a briefing on 11th of October .
Adamu said the agents will be reassigned to other police units and commands.
At the broadcast, 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 Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba issued a statement shortly thereafter.
The statement titled, ‘IGP Dissolves The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)’, partly read, “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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