Monday, September 23, 2019

#EndSARS: Acting President Orders Overhaul of Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS)

Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered the immediate “overhaul’ of Nigerian Police’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Osinabjo’s directive is coming after months of street and social media protests against the police unit which has, over the years, become synonymous with brutality and wanton arrest.

“Following persistent complaints and reports on the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) that border on allegations of human rights violations, His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo SAN, Acting-President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, has directed the Inspector General of Police to, with immediate effect, overhaul the management and activities of SARS,” Osinbajo’s spokesman Laolu Akande said in a Press Release on Tuesday.

Press release On The Presidential Directive For the overhaul of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the                                                                        Nigerian Police Force

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