Nigeria dissolves SARS after protests

Nigeria has dissolved the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars) after several protests against police brutality.

The government said a special presidential directive had ordered the immediate dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars).

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s chief of police said an a team of investigators – including civil society organisations and human rights bodies – would be set up to investigate alleged abuses by Sars.

Celebrities including, Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Falz, Wizkid, and other celebrities backed the protests on social media and on the streets.

Fuseina Issaka ||

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