The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has announced an immediate end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) arm of the Nigerian Police, multiple sources can confirm.
This follows 4 days of heavy protesting from Nigerian youths all across the country. The EndSARS hash tags had trended across social media, especially Twitter with a host of public figures lending their voice to help fight the Police brutality in the country.
The Inspector General of Police has now announced an end to the SARS unit of the Police.
However, protest is expected to continue after the IGP revealed members of the unit will be transferred to other unites of the Police force.
Nigerian youths who have been protesting also want reforms in the Police force as well as an Executive order to back the dissolving of SARS.
Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has previously been dissolved and disbanded on several previous occasions before but the disbandment never took effect. For this reason, protesters reportedly want an executive order to back this disbandment as well as an official announcement from the President of the country on National TV.
Footballers like Marcus Rashford, Antony Rudiger, Alex Iwobi, Tammy Abraham and many others have lent their voices during the protests. African music superstars, Davido, Wizkid, Falz, Runtown, Burna Boy, MI, and many others also stood against the Police brutality.
Protesting is expected to continue tomorrow in Nigeria as well as major cities of the world to increase awareness. Protest was led in major cities in the country, in London, while Sweden also strongly condemned the activities of SARS.