Police Chief, Adamu Mohammed also known as the inspector-general of police, has announced the immediate disbandment of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) following nationwide protests over its brutality.
He made the announcement at a press conference on Sunday afternoon in Abuja.
He said the police unit is dissolved across all formations, the 36 state commands, and the Federal Capital Territory.
He said officers and men currently serving in the unit are to be redeployed with immediate effect.
He said new policing arrangements to address the offences of armed robbery and other violent crimes will be presented in due course.