LIVE: Inspector General of Police Scraps F-SARS


Pop star, Folarin “Falz” Falana (centre) at an #EndSARS protest held in Lagos.

 

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday announced the dissolution of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS), after days of protests across the country.

The police unit was founded in 1992 to combat cases of armed robbery, kidnapping, and other violent crimes. But SARS, instead, over time, has gained notoriety for its reckless intimidation of innocent civilians through puerile profiling and wanton abuse of power.

Read on for updates about the latest developments from and around the protests.


13:47: Here are five things the police want you to know about the dissolution of F-SARS.


13:40: The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has announced the scrapping of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS).


13:20 – Singer, Asa wants #EndSARS.


13:10 – The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, is set to address Nigerians, according to the police.


13:01 – Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, says protesters detained yesterday have been released.


12:40 – And another in London, the United Kingdom.


12:30 – The protests have spread to the Nigerian embassy in Berlin, Germany.


11:47 – The protesters in Abuja have been dispersed by the police and all entrances to the force headquarters have also been sealed off by the police.


11:43 – According to our correspondent, the police have attacked #EndSARS protesters in Abuja. They are shooting teargas and water.


11:14 – Protesters have gathered at the Unity Fountain in Abuja. The plan, they say, is to make their way to the Force Headquarters to see the Inspector-General of Police.


10:47 – This photo of activist Aisha Yesufu protesting in Abuja has been circulating online since yesterday.


A Petition To The US Government

As the #EndSars movement continues to gain momentum, a petition to the United States government to impose visa restrictions on all Nigerian public office holders and high-ranking police officers has received over 10,000 signatures as of Sunday morning.

Read the full story here.


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#EndSars is still trending on Twitter with over four million tweets with the hashtag.

The Nigerian government has called for calm and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has announced a ban on routine patrols for the now-infamous police unit, among other measures; but protesters are insisting on a total scrap of SARS.


 

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