Acting president Yemi Osinbajo, has ordered the immediate overhaul of Nigerian police’s special anti-robbery squad (SARS). This development comes after many months of online and street #ENDSARS campaign against the police unit whose officers have been accused of several human rights abuses.
A statement from Laolu Akande, the media aide of the acting president, reads;
“Following persistent complaints and reports on the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) that border on allegations of human rights violations, His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo SAN, Acting-President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, has directed the Inspector General of Police to, with immediate effect, overhaul the management and activities of SARS,” .
Read the full statement below