Thursday , 14 November 2019

Breaking News: Police IG Bans SARS From Conducting Stop And Search Operations

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has banned the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force from conducting stop and search operations on roads except when necessary.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some group of Nigerians recently on social media, called for the scrapping of SARS over alleged harassment of innocent Nigerians, using the #EndSARS. Following the allegation, the Inspector- General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, promised to restructure and reposition the unit for effective service delivery. Idris also warned members of the group against acting as body-guards, delving into land matters and debt collection that were considered civil.

He further warned that members of the unit must only embark on operations with the permission of the commissioner of police in charge of SARS in the police commands.

“You must operate in official uniform clearly marked for identification. I just want to warn you all here that any officer caught engaging in these activities will be dealt with accordingly. The Nigeria Police force under my leadership shall operate strictly guided by the human rights principles as enshrined in the United Nations charter on human rights” he said.

He mandated the Inspector-General of police’s monitoring units and the X-squad and other over sights unit of the force to monitor the activities of the SARS. The police boss noted that the establishment of the unit was due to activities of the men of the underworld.

He said that as part of measures to check the unit, they would be solely mandated to confront only armed robbery cases and violent crimes in the country, Idris also said that men deployed to SARS would undergo training, continuous assessment and psychometric test to determine their suitability or otherwise.




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  1. These people are nothing to be called better than animals,to my own opinion i think we Nigerian youth need to wake up and speak for our self we can’t continue to be living like a slave in our father’s land. let put end to this. everyday by day we living in fear all because this idiot people their self SARS

  2. Let me quickly commend the police boss for this action.. If only it could be enacted as proposed there would be no cause for alarm but however, submission like this without proper follow up and effective course would be another square peg in a round hole. These men aint professional in all respect not even the slightest…. This harrassment,molestation,brutality and injustice must cease.. I Belive to curb their excesses they should ve an attached identification tag to their uniform and nt the usual jacket and shirt, they should have search warrant should need arises for searching and above all the number of SARS boss should be put on air for compliant purposes thanks.

  3. This must stop

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