The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has announced the dissolution of the dreaded anti-robbery police unit, the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS).
Adamu announced this in a live broadcast on Sunday.
He said the operatives will be redeployed to other police formations and commands.
The dissolution of the notorious squad is not unconnected with several days of social media campaigns and physical protests by youths against intimidation, harassment and extra-judicial killings by operatives of SSARS across the country.
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 states police command and the Federal Capital Territory.