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“An important first step” – UK hails SARS disbandment

Valentine Chinyem

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The United Kingdom has hailed the decision of the Federal Government to disband the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, while speaking on the scrapping of the dreaded police unit, said it is “an important first step”.

Laing, who made this known via her verified Twitter handle, @CatrionaLaing1, wrote, “Welcome the government announcement on the future of #SARS – an important first step.

“The IGP’s commitment to ensure accountability for human rights violations is essential to restoring public confidence in the Nigeria Police Force.

“Hearing reports of violence affecting ongoing protests. Urge authorities to respect the right to protest and protestors to remain peaceful.”