Mohammad Adamu, inspector-general of police, has said officers of the disbanded special anti-robbery squad (SARS) would be retrained and given other responsibilities in the force.
He stated this during a meeting with popular musician David Adeleke, also known as Davido, on Monday.
IGP Adamu stated that the former SARS officers will not be reabsorbed into the new unit that will begin training next week to tackle armed robbery.
He said: “We admit the trust gap is wide but we will work to bridge that gap.
“We just disbanded SARS yesterday (Sunday), so protesters should calm down and give us time to fix the problem. The general public will be part of the process of getting a new outfit.
“I’m talking to you, so, I will keep talking to many others and get civil societies involved and get their input towards the new unit.”
“The issue of compensation to the families of those affected by SARS would be addressed when investigations are concluded. We want justice to be done and justice will be done,” he said.
Naija News reports that Nigerians have for the past seven days taken to the streets to call for the scrapping of the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) a unit of the police.
Following days of protest the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, announced the scrapping of the unit.
President Muhammadu Buhari in a video on social media on Monday also confirmed the disbandment of SARS.
However, Nigerians remain on the streets calling for an end to police brutality and police reforms.
This led to a clampdown on protesters in Ogbomoso, Oyo State and Ogun and some parts of Lagos State.
Amnesty International has accused the Nigeria Police of killing over 10 protesters since demonstration began.
Source: Naija News