The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has dissolved the Special Anti-robbery Squad SARS.
Adamu made the announcement of the dissolution on Sunday, days after widespread protests demanding scrapping of the unit over allegations of brutality and human rights violations.
The IGP said the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigerian Police, otherwise known as SARS, is hereby dissolved across all formations, the 36 state police command and the Federal Capital Territory.
He also noted that the current developments and the outcry by sections of Nigerian have remained under constant monitoring and due assessment by the government.
According to him, the government acknowledges the inalienable rights of citizens to freedom of association and expression.