The acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alkali Usman has said that the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) negatively affected operations of the police force, VANTAGE NEWS reports.
Usman added that the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest demoralised officers of the force.
The IGP spoke on Thursday at a presidential briefing organized by the Presidential Communications Team at the statehouse in Abuja.
Usman, who stated that the police have recorded successes against secessionist groups, added that the ongoing strike by judiciary workers is a major challenge in the prosecution of offenders.
He stated further that the plan to recruit 10,000 new police officers has reached nearly 70 percent completion.