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#EndSARS: Five things to know about end of SARS

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Nigerian youths will breathe freely after the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday announced that dismissal of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The announcement comes after days of protests across major cities in the country against police brutality in the country.

“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,” Amadu said in a live broadcast on Sunday.

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Having dissolved the killer SARS unit from the Nigeria Police Force, here are five important things you should know as detailed by DCP Frank Mba:

  1. The Inspector-General of Police has dissolved the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) across all the Thirty-Six (36) State Commands and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with immediate effect.
  2. All officers and men serving in the Unit will be redeployed to other Police Commands, Formations and Units.
  3. A new policing arrangement for tackling the offences of Armed-Robbery and other violent crimes will be unveiled to the public soon.
  4. A Citizens and Strategic Stakeholders Forum will be launched to provide an avenue for citizens to regularly interface and advise the police authority on issues touching on the general public.
  5. To deal with the report of crimes committed against citizens, an Investiga-tive Team will be constituted which will include Civil Society Organisations and culprits will be punished.

 

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