Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a review of the operation of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to transform it into a responsible police unit, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
While speaking at a town hall meeting at the launch of National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, MSMEs, Clinics in Ibadan, Oyo State on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Osinbajo said the president is concerned with the unit’s conduct and has already ordered its review.
He said, “Many people are complaining about the atrocities of SARS, people are saying there should be no more SARS. SARS as you know is anti-robbery squad but several members of the squad have gone rogue and are doing things that are contrary to the very reasons for which they were set up.
“But it is not enough to just say, ‘end SARS’. You know it is an anti-robbery squad. What we need to end is to deal with the atrocities of SARS, we want to end everything that is wrong that they are doing and we must always have in place, a force that is able to protect us against robbery, against kidnapping and all that.
“The President has already ordered a review of the formation of SARS so that very soon we would be able to have SARS that will be responsible.”