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President Buhari Bows To Pressure, Dissolves SARS Nationwide

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Following continuous pressure from protesters, President Muhammadu Buhari, has dissolved the Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The dissolution follows complaint from youths over exploitation and harassment by men of the unit of the Nigerian Police  Force (NPF).

The dissolution was announced by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu.

Prior to now, and following continuous protests, the President had stated that the government was not taking the reformation of the police lightly.

He gave the assurance during a meeting with the Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The president’s  read;

“I met again with the IGP tonight. Our determination to reform the police should never be in doubt. I am being briefed regularly on the reform efforts ongoing to end police brutality and unethical conduct, and ensure that the Police are fully accountable to the people.

“The IG already has my firm instructions to conclusively address the concerns of Nigerians regarding these excesses, & ensure erring personnel are brought to justice. I appeal for patience & calm, even as Nigerians freely exercise their right to peacefully make their views known.

“The vast majority of men and women of the Nigeria Police Force are patriotic and committed to protecting the lives and livelihoods of Nigerians, and we will continue to support them to do their job.”

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