Lagos — The Nigeria police force has dissolved an anti-robbery unit after days of protests against alleged human-rights abuses by some of its officers.

“All officers serving in the unit will be redeployed to other police commands and formations with immediate effect,” the inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu, said in a statement. There will be “new policing arrangements to address offences and other violent crimes that fall within the mandate of the dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).”..

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