President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed the nation for the first time amid the ongoing nationwide protests against the brutality and extrajudicial killings by men of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.
In a two-minute broadcast uploaded on his verified Twitter handle, the President said the disbandment of the police unit was a first step to extensive police reforms.
The President said officials of the disbanded team found to be responsible for wrongful acts would be brought to justice, adding that he has ordered a probe into the killing of a young man in Oyo State during the recent protest
The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, have urged youths protesting against police brutality and extortion in the country not to doubt the sincerity of President Muhammadu Buhari in disbanding the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.SARS
Dingyadi who gave the urge on his official twitter page noted that president Buhari’s administration is committed to deepening the relationship between Nigerians and the police, for better service delivery.