The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, has announced the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force.
Adamu announced this in a live broadcast on Sunday.
The announcement came after days massive nationwide protests against the brutality and extra-judicial killings by SARS operatives nationwide.
All officers and men serving in the Unit will be redeployed to other police commands, formations and Units.
However, the IGP promised that a new policing arrangement or outfit will be set up to address armed robbery and other violent crimes.