Nigeria's Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has announced the dissolution of the dreaded police unit, Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS or FSARS).
The police chief also announced major police reforms including the formation of an investigative team, which will include civil society and human right groups, for the purpose of “investigating alleged cases of human rights violations” by the police.
The dissolution of the SARS is coming on the heels of the #EndSARS protest nationwide.
The IGP, who reports directly to the Nigerian president from whom he receives directives, made the announcement on Sunday afternoon at a press conference at the force headquarters.
A statement on the announcement was also circulated by the police spokesperson, Frank Mba.
The SARS, a police unit, has been accused of extortion, harassment and murder of many young Nigerians.