Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alkali Usman, yesterday, said the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) had weakened efforts by the force to confront insecurity frontally in Nigeria.
This came, as he also announced that his men had arrested those involved in the March 20, 2021, failed attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.
He said the morale of his men had been seriously dampened by the #EndSARS protests and subsequent attacks in the South East.
The guardian newspaper reports that the IGP, spoke yesterday during a press briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team at the State House, Abuja. The IGP stated that the Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) squad, established in October 2020 to bridge the vacuum created by the disbanded FSARS, was yet to take off.