UPDATED: IGP abolishes SARS

The Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu, has abolished the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Mr Adamu announced this in a press conference held in Abuja moments ago.

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He said the police unit is dissolved across all formations, the 36 state commands, and the Federal Capital Territory adding that officers and men currently serving in the unit are to be redeployed with immediate effect.

The police boss also said new policing arrangements to address the offences of armed robbery and other violent crimes will be presented in due course.

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