Nigeria dissolves controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)

Nigeria has decided to dissolve the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) after there were a plethora of complaints that its personnel acted with impunity and were committing violations on citizen’s rights. 

Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police announced that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, known as SARS, will be dissolved, according to a police statement. 

“IGP M.A Adamu … has today, 11th October, 2020, dissolved the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) across the 36 State Police Commands and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),” a statement from police spokesman Frank Mba said. 

All SARS officers are being redeployed with immediate effect, Mba added. 

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