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Breaking-#EndSARS: IGP ban SARS, STS, others from Nigerian roads

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has banned the personnel of the dreaded Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other ‘Tactical Squads’ of the Force from operating on Nigerian roads. 

This directive was contained in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, on Sunday afternoon, according to Premium Times report.

The ban is coming on the hills of cries by Nigerians online who are calling for the abolition of the police unit, SARS.

The unit has been accused of several human rights violations especially of young Nigerians who are seen carrying laptop computers.

The call for the abolition of the unit grew louder on Sunday with the police in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, pledging to cleanse its ranks of officials found culpable of improper acts.

In the new directive by the Inspector-General, FSARS and other Tactical Squads of the Police such as the Special Tactical Squad (STS), Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Anti-Cultism Squad and other Tactical Squads are to stop all activities on Nigerian roads.

According to the statement, the activities include routine patrols and other conventional low-risk duties such as stop and search duties, checkpoints, mounting of roadblocks, traffic checks, etc – with immediate effect.

“In addition, no personnel of the Force is authorized to embark on patrols or tactical assignments in mufti.”

“They must always appear in their police uniforms or approved tactical gear.

“The IGP’s directives come against the backdrop of findings by the leadership of the Force that a few personnel of the Tactical Squads hide under these guise to perpetrate all forms of illegality, contrary to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), Code of Conduct and Rules of Engagement establishing the squads.”

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