Inspector General of Police Scraps F-SARS

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday announced the dissolution of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS), after days of protests across the country.

The police unit was founded in 1992 to combat cases of armed robbery, kidnapping, and other violent crimes. But SARS, instead, over time, has gained notoriety for its reckless intimidation of innocent civilians through puerile profiling and wanton abuse of power.

Read on for updates about the latest developments from and around the protests.


13:47: Here are five things the police want you to know about the dissolution of F-SARS.

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