NIGERIANS/SARS REACTIONS TRAIL DISBANDMENT OF SPECIAL ANTI-ROBBERY SQUAD, SARS
In the meantime, reactions have continued to trail the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS following the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu’s announcement on Sunday at the force headquarters Abuja after days of public outrage and nationwide protest. While some see it as a good idea others feel SARS plays a vital role in ensuring the safety of the nation.
The Special Anti-Robbery Squad was founded in 1992 by former police commissioner Simeon Danladi Midenda and in the past 3 years, the police unit has been disbanded 4 times. In the same vein, United Kingdom has hailed the decision of the Federal Government in dissolving the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.
British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing who made this known via her verified Twitter handle described the move as an important first step. After days of protests against the brutality and extrajudicial killings by SARS operatives, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday announced the disbandment of the police unit.
Adamu said a new policing arrangement to replace the now- defunct SARS would be announced in due course.