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Governors back ban on SARS as IGP stops issuance of firearmsNigeria

Governors back ban on SARS as IGP stops issuance of firearmsNigeria
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), yesterday, backed the decision of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to ban the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other tactical squads of the force from routine patrols. There has been widespread condemnation of the way SARS has been carrying out its duties. The squad has been accused of extrajudicial […]

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), yesterday, backed the decision of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to ban the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other tactical squads of the force from routine patrols.MEANWHILE, the Commissioner of Police, Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), Imohimi Edgal, yesterday embarked on measures towards implementing the IGP’s directives.On his part, the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, condemned reports of infractions to state the anti-robbery squad.He said he had directed the IGP police to strengthen the outfits monitoring the activities of police officers to ensure professionalism and service delivery.

He added that the newly inaugurated Servicom Unit of the ministry had been mandated to work closely with the Police Public Complaint Unit and relevant department of the Police Service Commission to fast-track the resolution of all cases of infractions against police officers.He stated that all FSARS teams on routine patrols had been withdrawn in compliance with Adamu’s order.

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