Nigerians react as New IGP Mohammed disbands FSARS

Nigerians on social media have kicked against the decentralisation of operations of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit by the Acting Inspector-General of Police IGP Mohammed Adamu.

Mohammed on Monday ordered the decentralization of SARS, which before the current development, was centralized at the Force Headquarters.

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Nigerians react as New IGP Mohammed disbands FSARS


The new development has since stirred reactions online from Nigerians.

Here are some comments gathered byDaily Post from Twitter:

@Segalink “Unfortunately for those celebrating, EndSARS just got reborn with this chaotic pronouncement. We are back to where it all started. All torture chambers will no doubt be recommissioned with the reinstatement of SARS, SAKS & SACS impunity under commissioners.”

@OsasCruz “The Acting IG of police just returned FSARS back to the era it was before the EndSARS campaign placing them under the control of States Police Commissioners.This is Bad News!!

@Akanaenu “We said End SARS not disband or rebrand,shut that thug recruiting unit for good. Here is an idea, start another unit (Robbery/homocide) with trained and qualified detectives in charge. Notice I didn’t say HIGHLY trained.. that’s like asking Santa for a unicorn.”

@Chydee “So SARS is now back to being SARS, not FSARS anymore. SARS is no longer under the IG’s office, the commissioners of police now control them. Basically back to what it was before the EndSARS campaign. One step forward, two steps backward. Nigeria.”

@BlessingAkpabi1 “Whar exactly does the new IGP want to achieve by bringing SARS back to the state?

@Kiwala139 “If the IG of police returns FSARS to a proper anti robbery squad its fyn. But how sure are we they won’t be hunting and killing innocent people again.“

@Citizengarvel “Dear IGP , it took Nigerians and mostly youths a lot of will power, countless human rights infringements and extra judicial killings to finally EndSARS. Bringing SARS back to life is a total disregard for the lives lost and persons brutalized.”

@Lordsurh “I see this move by the IG as a political one planned towards the upcoming election. They want to use SARS to torment us. Seems these few months of peace, they don’t like it.”

@YemieFash “The report of the disbandment of FSARS by the new IG of @PoliceNG is not a good development, what this means is that SARS has now been drafted back to take orders from State Police Commissioners. They have taken us back to were we started from.”

@Abdulmahmud “EndSARS struggles has just begun with the return of operational commands of SARS everywhere to states Compols.”

173 Comments

  1. This is rubbish. SARS should be scrapped totally. Decentralization or whatever you call it does not solve the problem.

  2. Waoo, I love this, so that there will not be order from above any more when fighting crimes in each state.

  3. If it want not relevant he would have, maybe is for the best, congratulations on the new appointment

  4. The citizens are react according to what SARS had done in the past. The IG should please consider the wellbeing of the citizens, I think the IG should let the SARS know where and how to react, he should let them no their boundary they shouldn’t over use their power.

  5. Only the IGP knows what he tends to gain in doing this, I pray there’s no spill of innocent bliss in the nation

  6. This is rubbish. SARS should be scrapped totally. Decentralization or whatever you call it does not solve the problem. Period!

  7. The IG should have made consultations before making this announcement. Why take us back to where we started from. Just too bad that our leaders are not good at making decisions that will benefit the citizens.

  8. I also join well meaning Nigerians to condemn the disbandment or decentralization of FSARS as this will mean the state police commissioner will now be in charge. I would have thought the new IGP should have retrained the FSARS operatives and start a new unit with a different name with them.

  9. What sort of rubbish is this , why will he disband them, so now SARS is back for good, those bad eggs.

  10. They want to use them as thugs during elections cos they don’t like the peacefulness of Nigeria right now,they are all interested in their selfish interest.

  11. I don’t known If it is a good move but all I know is that God is in control of everything. The the move political and not to the benefit of the common people then it will fail

  12. I see no difference. The SARS that I know will always be SARS, and to me they are really doing a great job

  13. I know they have been doing their job well, and they also try to make youth more discipline, but dey shouldn’t just shoot at anybody at anytime.

  14. All is the same, whether the f is there or not, it’s the same people wearing the uniform. Its the name dat changed not the people.

  15. Descent realization will make the FSAS to be effective. But they must apply prudence and wisdom in their operations.

  16. There is trouble in the land, this new igp shouldn’t cause chaos in the country ooo. What’s this, why disbanding them? Nawa

  17. For me is bad idea, this people (SARS) are not different from tugs, they are so dubious arresting innocent people to replace the bad ones , Notting is good about them.

  18. Only the IGP knows what he tends to gain in doing this, I pray there’s no spill of innocent bliss in the nation

  19. The truth is that either rebranded or decentralized, SARS would still be the same. The best is totally scrap it

  20. To some point, we appreciate his effort but what about the street happening that will start surfacing? we need to think twice .

  21. Whatever is good for the improvement of security should be done even if it means ending SARS totally.

  22. every govt with it’s own policy maybe he fills it’s the best,we are all working for things to be fine that’s it

  23. If SARS is coming back then they should kno their limit of arrasement to people,not pushing everyone they see around as a thug

  24. We should keep Clam and know his reasons. And I believe is because of this forth coming election. It maybe for our own good.

  25. These new IG don’t understand what SARS do to innocent people, they wast life, please he should end SARS

  26. The IGP knows why he took this action of his but there should be proper monitoring of their activities within and outside the stations.

  27. There is no step you are taking in Nigeria some will relate to politics, if that is the best move let them go on but if not he should reverse the decision

  28. They should be scrapped completely, those people are so mean. Well, I just hope the new IGP has good motive of changing them.

  29. It’s good but are they are needed during this election,
    Even though they want to barn them, it should be after election

  30. Carry on with your work sir…. citizens are just reacting according to what SARS had done in the past

  31. This is true.They have their own Interest.That is the reason for this.Might even be in order to achieve their aim in this election. Enough of the torture from Sars

  32. Did you know how this people terrorize the poor and also they just take anybody and Acquires them of doing yahoo yahoo they will asked them to pay 100,000 before they can release them bring them back is not the right thing to do

  33. its seems the decision of IGP is not in the good books of nigerians,he should make a u-turn about it

  34. I’d still remain on my stand, regrouping SAR is not the best thing to do now Mr. IGP, this people are hoodlums who drive joy in harassing citizens.

  35. I only just feel for those who actually put in their effort to better Nigeria but it’s a pity they all had to suffer for what those agboro in SAR uniform had done to discredit The uniform

  36. If the IG of police returns SARS to a proper anti robbery squad its fine, but how sure are we they won’t be hunting and killing innocent people again

  37. This set of police men called SARS should totally be removed from the entire functioning of the Police Force.

  38. People will always complain about everything. They should know that it’s normal. When there is change in power, it will affect every other bodies

  39. The IG should please consider the wellbeing of the citizens, I think the IG should let the SARS know where and how to react, he should let them no their boundary they shouldn’t over use their power.

  40. That is a really bad news fsar will continue their torture of innocent citizens of this country without any reasons especially those seeking for quick money for returns on the Nigerian Highway to Oga at the top.

  41. SARS is back to terrorize the citizens and this time I won’t surprised if they become more brutal and wicked than they were before. This country is becoming hot for the common man to live in

  42. Initially when SARS was launched they did a good work but after a while they started doing what the masses condemned so if they are brought back to continued from where they stopped is a very sympathetic one.

  43. This is not acceptable as the reason for it’s centralisation has not been met. Well, citizens should try being careful.

  44. WE HAVE PLENTY CONFUSED LEADERS IN NIGERIA. HOPE THESE SO CALLED SARS DO NOT GO AROUND HARASSING INNOCENT NIGERIANS AGAIN

  45. This is rubbish. SARS should be scrapped totally. Decentralization or whatever you call it does not solve the problem.

  46. Returning fsars to Sara is very bad as for me to the new igp it takes thousands of date to end them now you are returning them back

  47. I believe they will do more good than killing and harming people before,so i expect we put our fear behind us

  48. This is so sad, are they recruiting new people or the same old members, what going to be the faith of this country with SARS back

  49. This so called new IG should look into it that the life’s of the Nigerian citizens are safe. Because this FSARS issue is a serious one. They keep harassing people on the street, even those that were not yahoo Yahoo boys were murdered on the street by this so called FSARS. if is for the best that you disband then, please put them in their own place. They should be a limit, boundary to them

  50. When we all thought that SARS was gone for good, then came this IGP. If only he knew what we the masses pass through in the hands of this people he would have understood

  51. This sars guys always abuse our human right honestly.if that could stop they are welcomed back but if not.i don’t see a reason for them

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