Following media outcry over alleged brutality by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad SARS, the police chief has ordered an immediate re-organisation of the unit.,
The campaign began when footage was shared allegedly showing the aftermath of the police killing of a young man.
Many Nigerians responded with their own accounts of their ordeals at the hands of officers from the Anti-Robbery Squad SARS, using the hash tag #ENDSARS.
An online petition was launched calling for SARS to be disbanded, while some shared graphic videos of alleged police brutality.
In light of several accounts, Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris has ordered an “instant investigation into all the allegations, complaints and infractions levelled against the personnel of the Special Anti Robbery Squad across the country”.