BREAKING: IGP Adamu Dissolves SARS Operatives

BREAKING: IGP Adamu Dissolves SARS Operatives

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has announced the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force

Nigerians called for the End of SARS due to the brutality and extra judicial killings by the operatives rather to secure lives and properties.

Adamu, however dissolved the SARS operatives across the 36 State Police Commands and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

He disclosed this during a live chat on Facebook on Sunday afternoon. 

Adamu stated that the dissolution of the operative is in response to the yearnings of the Nigerian people.

He added that the Squad will be redeployed with immediate effect.

He further stated 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.

Adamu assures Nigerians that a new policing arrangement to address anticipated policing gaps the dissolution of SARS would cause has been evolved and shall be announced in due course.

Meanwhile, as part of measures to prevent a re-occurrence of events that gave rise to the dissolution of SARS, a Citizens’ and Strategic Stakeholders’ Forum is being formed to regularly interface with Police leadership at all levels and advise on police activities as they affect the general public.

"The force is constituting an Investigation Team which shall include Civil Society Organizations and Human Rights Bodies to work with the Police in investigating alleged cases of human rights violations.

" I will enhance transparency and accountability in police services as well as providing a system of deterrence for erring police officers whose action clearly violates the rights of the citizenry."

He then appreciates the citizens particularly those who genuinely express their concerns for a better policing orientation in an organized, patriotic and civil manner. 

He reaffirms the determination of the Force to bequeath to the country a Police Force and System that is professional in service delivery and most importantly, accountable to the people.

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