Following the heat of protests cut across the country, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has announced the dissolution of the dreaded police formation, Special Anti Robbery Squad SARS.
The dissolution is coming on the hills of the #EndSARS protest nationwide.
The IGP made the announcement on Sunday afternoon during a press conference at the force headquarters in Abuja.
The IGP reports directly to the president and could only have taken such decision with President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval or authorisation.
The SARS, a police unit, has been accused of extortion, intimidation, harassment and murder of many young Nigerians.
Reports on the protests has it that at least one protester was killed.
The slain protesters, 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, according to witnesses, 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.