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Nigeria dissolves SARS after protests

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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.

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

https://twitter.com/ngrpresident/status/1315273093221318656?s=21

Fuseina Issaka |TalksAfrica.com|

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