Federal Government Confirms Ban On SARS
The Federal Government of Nigeria has confirmed the new directive of the Inspector General of Police (IGP)
which states that all operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), the Special Tactical Squad (STS), Intelligence Response Team (IRT),
and other tactical squads operating at the federal, zonal and command levels
banned from undertaking routine patrols and stop and search duties.
The Federal Government made this confirmation through one of its official Twitter handles,
Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) where screenshots of the soft copies of the IGP new directive were uploaded.
In a similar development, Lagos state police command has arrested two operatives of the FSARS
and their civilian accomplice operating in Lagos state identified as INSPR Sale James,
INSPR Monday Uchiola and Okechukwu Ogbonna for acts of professional misconduct, including extortion and intimidation of innocent citizens.
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