The National Human Rights Commission has commended the Federal Government for promptly dissolving the Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The NHRC Executive Secretary, Mr. Tony Ojukwu, said in a statement in Abuja, the commission has been monitoring reports from individual victims and the media on human rights violations by SARS and other police units across the country.
He said the disbandment of SARS showed the quality of a listening government.
Ojukwu said: “The right to protest is a constitutionally protected right as long as it is carried out responsibly and without resulting in the violation of the rights of any member of the public, including law enforcement personnel.”
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday announced the disbandment of SARS in the 36 states police commands and Abuja.