The United Kingdom on Monday described the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police as a laudable step towards restoring public confidence in the police.
In tweets after the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu announced the scrapping of the outfit on Sunday, UK High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriolina Laing, said: “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 @PoliceNG
“Hearing reports of violence affecting ongoing protests. Urge authorities to respect the right to protest and protestors to remain peaceful. @UKinNigeria.”