Connect with us


Nigerians React As IGP, Adamu Mohammed finally disbands SARS



Nigerians are reacting on Twitter following the news of disbandment of The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) by the Inspector General of Police Adamu Mohammed.

EndSARS: Nigerians protest against police brutality | Nigeria | Al Jazeera

Adamu Mohammed, the inspector-general of police, has announced the immediate disbandment of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) following nationwide protests over its brutality.

Nigerians insist on disbandment of SARS as IGP bans killer police unit for third time - Businessday NG


He made the announcement at a press conference on Saunday afternoon in Abuja.

Below are some Twitter Reactions:




Infoexpert24 recalls that the 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.

Calls for the unit’s disbandment date as far back as 2017 and while the Federal Government and police chiefs have made several pledges to implement reforms, reports of SARS’ brutal activities against civilians have not abated.


The current wave of protest can be traced to October 3, after another report ofextra-judicial killing in Delta State(the police have denied any killing took place).

It sparked fresh concerns and anger. Fuelled by this, and the outpouring of tales of traumatic experiences at the hands of officials of the unit, many Nigerians have held protests in many states, including Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory, Kaduna, Osun, Edo, and Imo.

Facebook Comments