Sunday, 11 October 2020

IGP Adamu, dissolves SARS after #EndSARS protest gained international recognition


The Inspector General of Poice, IGP Mohammed Amadu, has officially dissolved the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

This Dissolution comes days after nationwide protect to ends SARS. 

Read the full statement after the cut: 

In the finest spirit of democratic, citizen-centered and community policing, the Inspector General of Pokic, IGP M.A Adam, NPM, mni has today , 11tg October, 2020, dissolved the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) across the 36 state Police Commands and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) where they hitherto existed. 

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 bring redeployed with immediate effect. 

The IGP  notes that the Force is not oblivious of the ever present need to convict armed robbery, kidnapping and other violent crimes in the country which was before now the fire mandate of the erstwhile Squad. He assured that a new policing arrangement to address anticipated gaps the dissolution of SARS would cause has been evolved and shall be announced in due course. 

Meanwhile, as part of measures to prevent a re-occur next of events that gave rise to the dissolution of SARS, a Cotizens’ and Strategic Stakeholders’ Forum is being formed to regularly interface with Police leadership at all levels and advice on police activities as they affect the general public . 

In addition, the For e is constituting an Investigation Team which shall include Civil Society Organizations and Human Rights Bodies to work with the Police in investigating alleged cases of human rights violations. The measures, the IGP believes, will enhance transparency and accountability in police services as well as providing a system of deterrence for erring police officers whose action clearly violates the rights of citizenry. 

The IGP appreciates and commends all citizens particularly those who genuine e press their concerns for a better policing orientation in an organized, patriotic and civil manner. He reaffirmed the determination of the Force to bequeath to the country a Police Force and System that is professional in service and most importantly, accountable to the people.

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