President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is the first step in reforming the Nigeria Police Force.
He said this in a video uploaded on his Twitter handle on Monday.
He said, “I will like to use this opportunity to say a word on the recent genuine concerns and agitations by Nigerians about the excessive use of force and in some cases extra-judicial killings and wrongful conduct of the men of the Nigerian Police Force.
“The disbanding of SARS is only the first step in our commitment to extensive police reforms in order to ensure that the primary duty of the police and other law enforcement agencies remains the protection of lives and livelihood of our people.”
Reporters At Large earlier reported that hundreds of young anti-SARS protesters on Sunday stormed the Nigeria House in New York demanding transparency in the disbandment of the police unit back home.
The protesters said operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) found wanting should be sacked and not redeployed.