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Ban SARS Permanently – Deji Adeyanju Tells IGP Adamu

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Deji Adeyanju

Deji Adeyanju, the convener of Concerned Nigerians, has urged Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to ban Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) permanently.

In a post on his Twitter handle, the activist stressed that SARS operatives should not be seen on the roads again.

“We don’t want to see SARS on Nigerian roads again after few weeks. This ban should be permanent. #EndSARS.

“Don’t let this ban be rhetorics as usual. The suffering and injustice must end. #EndSARS,” he tweeted.

Naija News had reported earlier that operatives of F-SARS and other Tactical Squads of the Nigeria Police Force has been banned from routine patrols including searching phones of citizens.

The order was coming after Nigerians call out the Police authorities and political leaders to disband the controversial unit of the police force.

Responding to the outcry of citizens, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, banned the force unit from carrying out its usual patrols including other low-risk operations.

According to Mba, the IGP’s directive is with immediate effect. This online news platform understands that the directive affects the Special Tactical Squad, Intelligence Response Team, Anti-Cultism Squad and other Tactical Squads operating at the Federal, Zonal and Command levels.

The order also includes banned the police units from setting up checkpoints, mounting of roadblocks and traffic checks. Hence, no personnel of the Force is authorized to embark on patrols or tactical assignments in mufti.

There have been reports that a few personnel of the police units hide under the guise of carrying out their official duty to perpetrate all forms of illegality, contrary to the Standard Operating Procedure, Code of Conduct and Rules of Engagement establishing the squads, a development that led to the IGP’s new directive.

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.