#EndSARS: Protesters Demand Executive Order Disbanding Squad

#EndSARS: Protesters Demand Executive Order Disbanding Squad

After days of public outcry and nationwide protests , the Inspector -General of Police , Mohammed Adamu , on Sunday , bowed to pressure and disbanded the Federal Special Anti -Robbery Squad .

He said a new policing arrangement to address armed robbery and other violent crimes that fall within the mandate of the dissolved tactical unit would be presented in due course.

Announcing the decision at the Force headquarters, Abuja on Sunday , Adamu acknowledged the inalienable rights of citizens to freedom of association and expression .

But the # EndSARS campaigners said they would not back down , insisting that the street rallies would continue until the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd. ) , issued an Executive Order scrapping the police tactical unit .

A leader of the protesters, Raphael Adebayo, in a telephone interview with one of our correspondents , said the IG was being “ clever by half” with his announcement that the SARS had been dissolved , noting that the # EndSARS campaigners were not convinced by his statement .

The activist , who is a Co -convener of the Centre for Liberty, Abuja , advocated a total overhaul and reform of the Nigeria Police Force.

“ We are not going to be fooled by the IG’ s announcement. The President should either address Nigerians by announcing through an executive order , that he is disbanding the terrorist unit in the Nigeria Police Force or more protest would happen and it would continue to grow until the President takes responsibility.


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