Overhaul of SARS in view: Nigeria Police releases 12 facts Nigerians need to know about the new F-SARS

Category: Hot | Posted date: 2018-08-29 00:37:49 | Posted by: Mercy-Babs News


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Barely four days after the aggrieved youths of Iwo in Osun State reportedly set a police station ablaze over the allegation that operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) shot a young man dead, Nigeria Police has come up with a 12 fact Nigerians nee


Overhaul of SARS in view: Nigeria Police releases 12 facts Nigerians need to know about the new F-SARS

Barely four days after the aggrieved youths of Iwo in Osun State reportedly set a police station ablaze over the allegation that operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) shot a young man dead, Nigeria Police has come up with a 12 fact Nigerians need to know about the new F-SARS.

Nigerians had protested and requested that the Squad be ended among the departments in the Nigeria Police Force over its overwhelming excesses. But Nigeria Police authorities and security experts had argued that ending the Anti-Robbery department would be an open invitation to everyday robbery in the country, but admitting that overhauling of the squad was not negotiable.

According to a message released on Tuesday from the department of Force Public Relations, Force Headquarters, Abuja entitled ‘Nigeria Police Force Overhaul of SARS in View’, the Force listed new 12 things every Nigerian should know about the squad.

The list includes the followings:
-The Nigeria Police Force is committed to full compliance with the presidential directives on the overhaul of SARS.


- The outfit will now be known as the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS).


-Human Rights Desk officers for F-SARS in every state to take complaints from the public and forward same to Force Headquarters.


- Henceforth, F-SARS personnel will not perform stop and search duties except on distress call to respond to armed robbery and kidnapping offences only and they must appear in their police uniform.

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