Sunday, October 11, 2020
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Following the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR the Special Anti-Robbery Squad has been officially dissolved with effect from today October 11th, 2020.
The Inspector General of Police Mr Mohammed Adamu disclosed in a live briefing via social media platform.
The IGP appreciates and commends all citizens particularly those who genuinely express their concerns for a better policing orientation in an organized, patriotic and civil manner.
To this effect the following steps are to be taken immediately;
The measure, the IGP believes, will enhance transparency and accountability in police services as well as providing a system of deterrence for erring police officers whose action clearly violates the rights of the citizenry.
This was in response to the massive protests by youths across the country last week who condemned the spate of brutality, extortion, rape and murder of innocent citizens and suspects by several officers of the FSARS formation.
The IGP is expected to have further consultations with CSOs and other stakeholders on the next key steps that will be taken to entrench the new directive concerning FSARS.
In reaction several Nigerians have commended the youths who stood their ground to protest and demand the disbandment of the FSARS unit.
They also lauded the President and IGP for taking the right step in dissolving FSARS but called for more clarity on the plans of "Redeploying the FSARS officers to other Police commands, Formations and Units".
FSARS was formed in 1992 and since inception has been plagued with petitions of brutality, abuse of citizens and illegal operations and widespread violation of the fundamental human right of Nigerians.
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