SARS has habitually been accused of harassment, unlawful arrests, torture, and murders. One of the alleged murders sparked outrage and protests across the country. The hashtag #EndSARS became the movements rallying cry and spread across the globe via social media. As a result, Nigeria's Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, decided to abolish the task force "with immediate effect" to show that the government is listening to the "yearnings of the Nigerian people."
Although the force has been dissolved, Adamu announced that the members of this squad will be reassigned to different departments within the country's police force, however.
"All officers and men of the now defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are to be redeployed with immediate effect," the statement continues. "A new policing arrangement to address anticipated policing gaps the dissolution of SARS will cause is being worked on and will be announced by @PoliceNG"
Despite all of this, Nigerians believe SARS ending is just the start, and they still have to keep working to reform the city's corrupt police force.
On Monday, October 12, Davido released a statement saying he met with Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu and spoke about attaining justice for victims of police brutality, police reform, and releasing prisoners.