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The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the immediate re-organisation of Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad following the public outcry against the unit.
The social media had been awash with calls for the dissolution of the squad at the weekend after many Nigerians accused SARS officials of inhumane treatment.
Reacting to the call, the IGP, in a statement by the Force Public Relation’s Officer, Jimoh Moshood, ordered an immediate probe into the allegations.
The statement read, “The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni, concerned with public interest and the need to reposition the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for more efficiency and effective service delivery to all Nigerians and ensure that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operates based on International Core Value of Policing with integrity and make sure the rule of law prevails in the operations and activities of the outfit, the IGP has directed the immediate re-organization of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad nationwide and instant investigation into all the allegations, complaints and infractions levelled against the personnel of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad across the country by the IGP X-Squad of the Force.
“In the new arrangement, a Commissioner of Police is now the overall head of the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad nationwide under the Department of Operations, Force Headquarters Abuja.