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News - August 14, 2018

#ENDSARS campaigners victorious as SARS disbanded

Nigerians wishing for the disbandment of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) have seen their wishes come through as the acting president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday ordered the overhaul of the squad.

According to a statement by Laolu Akande, media aid to Osinbajo, the decision was as a result of the call by Nigerians to overhaul the squad.

“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,” the statement read in part.

The #ENDSARS campaign took over the social media for several months after officers of the police unit were accused of several human rights abuses, with many calling for the overhaul of the squad.

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