IGP Adamu plans to replace disbanded SARS with a new unit

IGP Adamu
Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu

IGP Adamu, had said the training of a new police unit to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad will commence next week.

He made the announcement during his meeting with superstar singer Davido, on Monday October 12 over the ongoing #EndSARS protests.

According to him, there is the need to set up a new structure that will carry out the duties of the disbanded SARS for fighting violent crimes.

He said the new outfit would be intelligence-driven, properly trained and only act on occasions that required their attention.

He promised to investigate all cases of brutality by SARS operatives and bring the perpetrators to book.

Read also: BREAKING: IGP dissolves the Special Anti-Robbery Squad

IGP Adamu said;

“We just disbanded (SARS) yesterday (Sunday), so protesters should calm down and give us time to fix the problem. The general public will be part of the process of getting a new outfit.

“I’m talking to you so, I will keep talking to many others and get civil societies involved and get their input towards the new unit.”

He equally stated that the issue of compensation to the families of those wronged by SARS operatives would be addressed when investigations were concluded.

“We want justice to be done and justice will be done,” he said.

However, the officers from the disbanded unit would be retrained and given other responsibilities in the Force, but would not be reabsorbed into the new outfit.

“We admit the trust gap is wide but we will work to bridge that gap,” Adamu assured.

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