The United Kingdom has praised the Federal Government decision to dissolve the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.
British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, described the move as “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.”