The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has responded to a presidential directive instructing him to dissolve of the dreaded police formation, Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS or FSARS) in Nigeria.
The dissolution is coming on the hills of the #EndSARS protest nationwide and abroad.
The IGP in a special announcement on Sunday afternoon discussed the way forward after officially ending the SARS formation at the force headquarters in Abuja.
The IGP who reports directly to the president was earlier this week in discussion with President Muhammadu Buhari to look into the future of SARS.
The SARS, a police unit, has been accused of extortion, intimidation, harassment and murder of many young Nigerians.
Netbuzz Africa has reported on the protests during which at least one protester has been killed.
The slain protester, Jimoh Isiaka, was among the scores of protesters in Ogbomoso. the Oyo State capital, on Saturday.
They marched peacefully to a police building in the city before the police fired teargas and live bullets to disperse them, witnesses told PREMIUM TIMES. Mr Isiaka was hit by a stray bullet.
The police have, however, denied firing live bullets, saying its officials only used teargas to disperse the protesters.
The end of SARS was a collaborative effort from Nigerian youth both home and abroad and today, the West Africa country will look forward to future Police reforms among others Police initiative that aid protecting citizens.