NIGERIA: IGP Orders For Immediate Reorganisation F-SARS, Makes Commissioner Head

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After the online wide range Protest by Nigerians, to scrap the Police unit, Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad, F-SARS on twitter and other social media tool with hashtag #EndSARS, The Nigeria Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim K. Idris has ordered for the immediate reorganization of the squad across Nigerian states.

This was revealed in a statement signed by Police Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood on Monday, calling for immediate investigation in rhe complaints raised by Nigerians.

In his words: “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-organisation 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.”

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According to the order, the IG rearranged the operation of the force, adding that a Commissioner of Police is now the overall head of the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad nationwide under the 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,” he added.

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