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Anxiety as NHRC probes rights’ abuse by SARS

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, of the Nigerian Police was created in 1992 due to the need to have a dedicated arm of the police that would tackle armed robbery, kidnapping and other serious crimes which assumed a terrible dimension then. The squad was empowered to use all legal means possible to prevent and arrest armed robbery in the country. At inception the squad performed creditably well as the escalating cases of armed robbery and kidnapping began to reduce significantly.

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