SARS: Nigeria Bans Rouge Police Unit for Violation of Citizens

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Nigeria’s inspector general of police has banned Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS)  from carrying out stop and search duties and setting up roadblocks amid growing anger at routine harassment and atrocities allegedly committed by its officers.

Mohammed Adamu also said members of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) must always wear uniforms.

Videos shared recently on social media appear to show officers extorting money and even shooting people.

Nigerians want SARS disbanded.

The hashtag #EndSARS is trending on Twitter, triggered by the alleged killing of a young man by officers from the unit in the city of Lagos on Saturday.

Many people are also using the hashtag to share stories of brutality attributed to the police unit.

Lagos Governor Sanwo-Olu tweeted on Sunday: “Appropriate actions will be taken, and speedily too”.

SARS and other tactical police units have been banned from “invasion of privacy of citizens particularly through indiscriminate and unauthorised search of mobiles, laptops and smart devices,” Mr Adamu said in a statement on Sunday.

They should, he said, focus on cases of armed robberies, kidnapping and other violent crimes. He also said that police commissioners and commanders would be held liable for misconduct of officers in the areas they were in charge of.

Over the years, young Nigerians have been victims of Sars unwholesome activities which involves killing, extortion, harassment and others

 

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