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Nigerians Win EndSARS Campaign As IGP Idris Disbands Operations, Orders Full Investigations

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Nigerians Win EndSARS Campaign As IGP Idris Disbands Operations, Orders Full Investigations

 

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Kpotun Idris mni has ordered immediate disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad nationwide following outcry of Nigerians against the inhumane activities of the operatives.

The IGP’s order was contained in the statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Jimoh Moshood. It will be recalled that Nigerians started the #EndSARS campaign on the social media on Saturday morning after an officer killed an unidentified man in Yaba area of Lagos.

In responding to the public complaints, the IGP ordered an immediate re-organisation of the operatives and also investigation into all allegations/complaints raised during the campaign.

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Part of the statement reads, “The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris concerned with public interest and the need to reposition the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for more efficiency and effective service delivery to all has directed the immediate re-organization of the SARS 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.”

Moshood, who had earlier on Sunday disclosed that the #EndSARS campaign was being promoted by suspected armed robbers on the social media also added that in a new arrangement, a Commissioner of Police would now be the new head of the Federal Anti Robbery Squad nationwide. He added that the team will be under Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

“The Police Zonal Commands, State Commands and Divisions will continue to operate anti-crime units/sections, crime prevention and control squads and teams imperative to prevent and detect crimes and criminalities in their Area of Responsibilities, and other crack squads necessary to sustain law and order and protection of life and properties in their Area of responsibilities (AOR).

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“Federal Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) will now exist and operate in the State and Zonal Commands under the Commissioner of Police (F-SARS) at the Force Headquarters.

“A Federal SARS Commander of a Rank of Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) and not below Superintendent of Police (SP) will be in charge of FSARS in State and Zonal Commands across the Country. All Commissioners of Police have been directed by the Inspector General of Police to comply with this directive with immediate effect and warn their personnel not to pose as SARS operatives. The IGP X-Squad has been mandated to go round the Commands and Police Formations nationwide to ensure strict compliance and apprehend any erring police officer,” the statement read.

 

Aggrieved members of the public who have any complaint in the past or present of violation of their rights by any SARS personnel anywhere in the country are to report through any of the following channels for investigation and further actions.

IGP X-SQUAD

0902 690 0729 – CALLS

0903 227 8905 – SMS

0903 562 1377 – whatsapp

Email: integrityxsquad@gmail.com

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