The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Office of the Acting President, Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, GCON, SAN, requested the National Human Rights Commission to constitute a Panel on the Reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) on 15th August, 2018. This followed the wide public outcry against the alleged human rights abuses by officers of SARS across the country.

The NHRC inaugurated the panel on 28th August, 2018 with the mandate to investigate, make recommendations and advice government on the reform of SARS and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). The Panel had three months to accomplish its assignment.


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