The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate disbandment of the Federal SARS, Special Investigation Panel and Special Tactical Squad.
Adamu who took over from Ibrahim Idris on January 15th, announced this on Monday January 21st at his inaugural conference with Commissioners of Police and other senior officers in Abuja.
Based on the new directive, the FSARS will now be domiciled under the direct supervision of the Commissioners of Police in all the 36 states and the FCT.
The IGP Special Investigation Panel and IGP Special Tactical Squad were established by the former IGP Ibrahim Idris who also centralized the operations of SARS into Federal SARS.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had in August 2018, ordered a full overhaul of the hierachy of SARS after a large number of Nigerians, particularly youths, cried out over the abuse of human rights by SARS officials.