Following persistent complaints and reports on the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) that border on allegations of human rights violations, Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has directed the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to, with immediate effect, overhaul the management and activities of SARS.

The directive was announced by the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande,  in a statement signed on Tuesday.

According to the statement, Osinbajo instructed the IGP to ensure that any unit that emerges from the overhaul is intelligence-driven, restricted to the prevention and detection of armed robbery, kidnapping, apprehension of offenders linked to the stated offences, and nothing more.