The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has officially today Sunday 12, 2020, announced the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). This came as a result of the widespread protest in the various states in Nigeria and those in the diaspora.
The protest got worsened after the death of JimohIsiaq in Ogbomoso, Oyo State. He was shot by the police during the #EndSARS protest on Saturday, October 10, alongside the other seven who were injured. The youths in Abuja today took the protest to the Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force demanding the scrapping of the unit.
The disbandment came with a lot of joy in the hearts of Nigerians after decades of pains and anguish the units caused on the masses.
According to the IG, “SARS has been dissolved across all the thirty-six State commands and the Federal Capital.”
2. “all officers and men serving in the unit are to be deployed to other police commands, formations, and units.”
3. “A new policing arrangement for tackling the offenses of armed robbery and other violent crimes will be unveiled to the public soon.”
4. “A citizen and strategic stakeholders’ forum will be launched to provide an avenue to the citizens to engage and advice police authority issues touching on the general public.”
5. “An investigation team will be set up to deal with the report of crimes committed against citizens. The team will include civil society organizations, and the aim is to ensure that culprits are brought to justice.”