At Last, IGP Disbands SARS


Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu


By Our Reporter

At last the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has succumbed to pressure from protesters across the world. He announced the disbandment of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.

He added that  the operatives will be redeployed to other police formations and commands.

Adamu announced this in a live broadcast on Sunday afternoon.

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.”

After the briefing, a statement was issued by the  Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba.

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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