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Nigeria Governors’ Forum Urges IGP To Enforce Ban On FSARS




Following the ban of operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other tactical squads from routine patrols, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has asked the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu to enforce the order.

In a letter written by the NGF to the IGP, the forum asked him to enforce the ban to avoid a reversal of the atrocities perpetrated by the rogue officers.

A statement on Monday, October 5, by the NGF chairman and Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayem said the ban would end the menace of SARS operatives.

Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), Imohimi Edgal, has also embarked on measures towards implementing the IGP’s directives. Edgal said no member of the squad would be issued firearms except for guard duties at the base and to respond to violent crimes.

Edgal stated that all FSARS teams on routine patrols had been withdrawn in compliance with Adamu’s order.

Also, the Lagos state commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu, has said SARS operatives no longer have the authority to detain suspects in the state.


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