BREAKING: IGP bans SARS from patrols, checkpoints


 The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Abubakar Adamu, has banned the personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS).

The police force in a statement signed by PPRO, Frank Mba demanded that all stop and search duties and patrols by SARS be terminated with immediate effect.

This is following the nationwide outcry by Nigerians over the harassment and killing of youths by SARS.

The IGP also warned against the invasion of privacy of citizens, an unauthorized search of phones and laptops.

The police boss ordered that no person should appear in mufti but uniforms during patrols or tactical assignments.

Part of the state that read: “FSARS, STS, IRT & other Tactical @PoliceNG Squads operating at Federal, Zonal & Command levels are hereby BANNED from carrying out routine patrols & other conventional low-risk duties – stop and search duties, checkpoints, roadblocks, traffic checks, etc with immediate effect.

“All Tactical Squads must also desist from the invasion of the privacy of citizens particularly through the indiscriminate and unauthorized search of mobile phones, laptops, and other smart devices.”

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