President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the now global clamour for the disbandment of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
Addressing the nation in a series of tweets on Friday night, he said he had instructed the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, to reform the police and prosecute erring officers.
He tweeted, “I met again with the IGP tonight. Our determination to reform the police should never be in doubt. I am being briefed regularly on the reform efforts ongoing to end police brutality and unethical conduct, and ensure that the Police are fully accountable to the people.
“The IG already has my firm instructions to conclusively address the concerns of Nigerians regarding these excesses, & ensure erring personnel are brought to justice. I appeal for patience and calm, even as Nigerians freely exercise their right to peacefully make their views known.
“The vast majority of men and women of the Nigeria Police Force are patriotic and committed to protecting the lives and livelihoods of Nigerians, and we will continue to support them to do their job.”
There have been ongoing protests in various parts of the country supported by the global community.