After much protest across the country to stop the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has finally yielded to the plea of the protesters.

IGP Adamu announced the disbandment of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force in a live broadcast on Sunday afternoon.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, says a new policing arrangement to replace the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad will be announced “in due course”.

He also said the operatives will be redeployed to other police formations and commands.

This development occurred after series of online and offline protests against the brutality and extra-judicial killings by SARS operatives across Nigeria and abroad.

At the briefing, the IGP said, “The Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force otherwise known as SARS is hereby dissolved in all the 36 State Police Commands and the Federal Capital Territory.”

The briefing was immediately followed by a statement signed by Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba.