Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has disbanded the Nigerian Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
He made the announcement in a live press conference on Sunday.
The decision was as a result of a series of days of protests in some parts of the country, including one in Britain.
Citizens accuse SARS of torturing and killing illegally and violating civil laws.
The government has said in the past that it will not disband the force, but will make changes to its operations, with Senate President Ahmed Lawan saying it was “impossible”. Abolish the Anti-robbery squad and reform its structure.
Similarly, some members of the government and other governors and close associates of the president have a similar view.