Acting Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, says that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is the major contributor to the success of Police in fighting crimes.
Despite public outcry against their mode of operations, he says that SARS is responsible for about 80 percent of success recorded by the Force.
The Police Chief spoke on the issue in Benin City at a workshop on human rights organized for SARS officers in Edo State.
Mohammed, who was represented by the Commissioner of Police in-charge of Training and Development, Abiodun Odube, says the area of conflict between the public and SARS operatives is human rights abuse.
The training programme, according to him, is holistic and aims at improving the performance of SARS officers, especially on respect of human rights.