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SARS And The Trouble Within

By Fejiro Onohwosa
01 July 2018   |   6:00 am
SARS is a unit in the Nigeria Police Force which was created at a time when the country was facing a series of armed robberies. The squad later spread to other states of the federation based on its effectiveness and efficiency. But controversies surrounding its questionable operations have risen up, with citizens around the country…

SARS is a unit in the Nigeria Police Force which was created at a time when the country was facing a series of armed robberies. The squad later spread to other states of the federation based on its effectiveness and efficiency. But controversies surrounding its questionable operations have risen up, with citizens around the country calling for its abolition.

In the 1980s, Nigeria saw a plethora of robberies in Nigerian homes, bank premises and on highways which led to a public outcry, forcing the police to set up a special squad of policemen to answer to the menace of robbers in the country.

Grab a copy of today’s Guardian Life magazine as we weigh the odds and tackle crime history, SARS menace and the way forward.

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