The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alkali Usman has said that the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) created a vacuum which is challenging efforts by the Police to tackle insecurity in the country from a position of strength.
The acting IGP stated this on Thursday at a Presidential briefing organized by the Presidential Communications Team at the statehouse in Abuja.
He also said that the #EndSARS protest dampened the morale of the officers of the force.
According to him, prosecution of criminals is a major challenge because of the ongoing strike by judiciary workers.
Usman also said that the Police have recorded successes against secessionist groups and criminals in the South East.
On the recruitment of 10,000 new Police personnel into the force, he disclosed that the process has reached nearly 70 percent completion assuring that the exercise would continue to employ the Federal Character principle.