Four days after mass protest to end SARS, the Inspector General of Police has dissolved the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) across the 36 State Commands and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with immediate effect.
“The Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigerian Police, otherwise known as SARS, is hereby dissolved across all formations, the 36 state police command and the Federal Capital Territory where they currently exist,” the IGP said.
As issued by the Force PRO, Abuja, DCP Frank Mba, the IG added that all officers and men serving in the Unit will be redeployed to other Police Commands, Formations and Units.
“A new policing arrangement for tackling the offences of Armed-Robbery and other violent crimes will be unveiled to the public soon,” he said.
Adamu further announced that a Citizens and Strategic Stakeholders Forum will be launched to provide an avenue for citizens to regularly interface and advise the police authority on issues touching on the general public.
To deal with the report of crimes committed against citizens, IG hinted that an Investigative Team will be constituted which will include Civil Society Organisation, and culprits will be punished.Follow us on social media